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Second test of the system

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  • Demonstrate Holt materials you are using with the 04 adoption
  • Clarify and demonstrate online materials 07 you are using and any comparisons to 04
  • Demonstrate Exam View and implementation with 04/07 materials
  • Address perceived problems being created for the system
  • How to use your learning in staff development of other math teachers in the short term (knowing there is a long term collaborative plan)
  • Provide feedback--

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  • 1. 2004 Holt Adoption Materials
    • Text books
    • Online text book
    • Supplemental bound teacher resources
    • Question banks for ExamView 5.x
  • 2. 2007 Holt Applications/Materials
    • 1200 Online Student Licenses
    • Online Teacher’s Edition
    • Online resources
      • Tutorials
      • Practice Problems
      • Practice Quizzes
      • Parent Resources
    • ExamView 6.x Functionality
    • LAN/Scan/Paper test ability (new scanners needed)
  • 3. Comparison of ’04 vs ‘07
    • Holt 2004
    • Online text
    • Text for 2 middle schools
    • Some online help
    • Basic parent resources
    • Limited feedback for practice problems
    • Hardcopy & CD teacher resource books
    • Can print pages, not as user friendly
    • Can be used to create tests, but not LAN or scanned versions. (paper only)
    • ESL capable
    • Licensed through September 2010 (Algebra 1 & Pre-Algebra)
    • NOTE: All existing Holt online licenses for the ’04 adoption expire by January 2011!
    • Holt 2007
    • Online text
    • No text
    • No loss/damage of text books
    • Full online tutorials
    • Extensive parent resources
    • Interactive practice & quiz problems for students with feedback
    • Full CD & online teacher resource
    • CD Teacher’s edition (can be printed)
    • Can team teach with online text authors
    • Page specific printing capable
    • Students not required to carry heavy book home
    • Advanced testing/report capabilities (LAN based or scanned or paper)
    • ESL capable
    • Full function vocabulary hyperlinks
    • Online testing/reporting only works with ’07 version
    • Licensed through March 2016
  • 4. Authors of each Book
    • Algebra 1
      • ’ 04 has 4 authors
      • ’ 07 had 8 author
      • ’ 07 has 1 author from ’04, others are from Pre-Algebra, Course 3, Course 2, Course 1
    • Pre-Algebra
      • All authors from’04 are in ’07. ’07 dropped one author.
    • Course 3
      • All authors from’04 are in ‘07
    • Course 2
      • 5 of 6 authors from ’04 are in ‘07
    • Course 1
      • 5 of 6 authors from ’04 are in ‘07
    • THERE ARE SOME ADDITIONAL AUTHORS FOR THE HOLT SERIES, BUT OVERALL AUTHORSHIP REMAINS UNCHANGED
  • 5. ExamView Applications with ’04/’07 Holt Material
    • ’ 04 Holt
    • ExamView 5.x capable only
    • Can generate paper-based tests
    • Can use current test banks
    • Must be hand scored
    • No reporting available
    • ’ 07 Holt
    • ExamView 5.x and 6.x capable
    • Can generate LAN/scanner/paper-based tests
    • Can use current and past test banks
    • Lesson-objective specific identification of student strengths and weaknesses
    • Summary of weak areas (by lesson objective) by students and/or class
    • Instant feedback for students and teachers of quiz/exam/practice results
    • Parent/teacher conference reporting capable (see examples)
  • 6. Perceived Problems with Using ’07 Holt
    • CONCERN: New text books are needed
      • FACT: SVSD has online, licensed access for 1200 students for Course 1 through Algebra 1
    • CONCERN: There is an unfair advantage if one school/teacher uses the ’07 version over those using the ’04 version
      • FACT: the same materials are covered in the ’04 and ’07 versions. The order may differ, but the core content remains unchanged.
    • CONCERN: Students using the ’04 version don’t have access to the online tutorials placing them at a disadvantage
      • FACT: a login and password can be provided for the ’07 online text for all middle school students
  • 7. Staff Development Opportunities
    • Training available for Holt ’04 and ’07 online texts
    • Training available for ExamView 5.x and 6.x
    • Training on hardware/software applications for either ’04/’07
    • Presentation overview of ’04/’07 resource capabilities to math department staff
    • Presentation overview of ’04/’07 online resource capabilities to math department staff (if needed or desired)
    • Building of common assessments which can be scored electronically – huge district time/money savings opportunity
  • 8. Feedback from Students and Parents About ’07 Text
    • Students
    • Love the immediate feedback on quizzes/exams
    • Prefer taking exams online
    • Regularly use the online tutorial for help
    • Use online text for printing of assignments
    • Work on practice problems/quizzes
    • Accessibility for students when absent or traveling
    • Tutorials lessens the impact of extended absences
    • Parents
    • Use the online tutorials & parent resources to help their student
    • Appreciate the report features that identify specific lesson objective areas for student improvement
    • Provides parents with objective-specific indicators of student performance
    • Made parent/teacher conferences beneficial