Mr. Johnston<br />Saigon South International School<br />2011-2012 Academic Year<br />Math Test Score AnalysisUnit 1: Intro to AlgebraGrade 7 A, E blocks<br />
A Block Mean Test Scores as %Unit 1 Test: Principles of Algebra<br />Observations<br />No groups improved as a result of taking the practice test<br />
E Block Mean Test Scores as %Unit 1 Test: Principles of Algebra<br />
Analysis<br />E Block<br />Green people are not “honest” to themselves when they correct their practice test.<br />Blue level test takers showed more improvement from practice test to final test.<br />A Block<br />People are not “honest” to themselves when they correct their practice test.<br />Teacher to Parents and Students:<br /> “First test of the year is the hardest. Students are learning expectations and need to be more diligent in assessing their own understanding. They must guide their learning, not have it dictated to them. Have the courage to seek help, ask questions. If you know the answer, but don’t know how to get it, ask for help.”<br />
Tips for Low Achieving Students<br />Make better goals<br />Choose to do more sections from yellow “Practice Guide”<br />Green level is very rigorous. It’s not easy!<br />Ask for help! <br />Google Doc “Homework help”<br />See teacher during free time in preparation for quizzes, tests<br />Familiarize yourself with class resources:<br />Word Wall (Do I understand all these words?)<br />Check in with posters in the back of the classroom<br />Holt Online demonstration videos<br />Take better notes:<br />TOK Sheet<br />Curriculum and Practice Guide<br />
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