The Use of Math Sprint in a Tutorial ProgramFor Sixth Grade Students to Improve End of Grade Test Scores
Mathematics Education Team Ms. Dalesha Cartman      Mr. Sean Leavy       Mr. Marvin Elder II  JR-Math/ Math Ed      JR-Mat...
Abstract                 The Use of the Math Sprint in a Tutorial Program for              Sixth Grade Students to Improve...
IntroductionThe North Carolina Mathematics Standard Course ofStudy provides a set of• Mathematical Competencies• Organizat...
Elizabeth City Middle School                       "Home of the Mighty Yellow Jackets"                             1066 No...
ECMS (cont)
ECMS (cont)              Performance   School Term
Math SprintFacilitator: Dr. Linda Hayden-ECSUPrinciples: Completing problems in a timed                    environment    ...
Attendance                                 Days Present from June 14 – July 1                16                14         ...
Pedagogy Classroom Management- Teaching Philosophy• Assertive Discipline (Mr. Elder)• Preventative Discipline (Mr. Leavy)•...
Bloom’s Taxonomy• Benjamin Bloom• Common Core• North Carolina Standards of Mathematics• Metacognitive Processes
Pedagogy                                 Classroom AlignmentThe following is an example of the typical procedure followed ...
ObservationsProblems  • Background Knowledge  • Classroom Challenges        • Material        • Attendance  • Class Size
Math Sprint• Administration: 2 Sessions        • 1: Week 2        • 2: Week 3• Used to motivate students
Math Sprint: How It Works• Sense of TEAMWORK  through Competition• 3 Key Instructors   • Score Keeper   • Timer   • Facili...
Math Sprint - Implementation• Session 1  • Groups  • Reward System  • EOG questions• Session 2  • Groups  • Reward System ...
DataData that was analyzed:     • 2011 Spring EOG Score     • Diagnostic Exam Score (raw)     • Released EOG Score (raw)Di...
DataReleased EOG Exam:     • Taken from the North Carolina Department of       Education     • Available Online (with full...
Results-Diagnostic (6/14/11)                   Competency Passing Rate                   60                   50          ...
Results-Diagnostic Exam vs. EOG Exam                                 Diagnostic Exam vs. EOG Exam                       60...
Results-Spring VS. Released EOG    Baseline score of 342 (level 2) was assigned       for the students’ Spring 2011 scores...
Results-Spring VS. Released EOG                Peak score of 350 (level 2) was assigned                  for the students’...
Conclusion                  Exams Vs. Student Scores                                                      •            Ove...
Future Work• A longer period of study (9 weeks)• Student Population Size (at least 20)• Requirement: Students’ EOG exam sc...
Acknowledgements                   We would like to thank:•Mr. Brian Jordan- Data Analyst for the Office of InstitutionalR...
References[1]Bransford, J., Brown, A., & Cocking, R. (Eds.) (1999). How people learn: Brain, mind, experience, and school....
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  • Greetings everyone, (introduce yourself individually) and we are the Summer 2011 Mathematics Team here at Elizabeth City State University. The title of our research is The Use of Math Sprint in a Tutorial Program for Sixth Grade Students to improve End of Grade Test Scores
  • On the second row, you can see our team mentors. On the far left, there is Mr. KaiemFrink, in the middle, we have our lead mentor Dr. Darnell Johnson, and on the far right side Mr. Brian Jordan team consultant.
  • Read abstract as is….
  • Before tutoring sessions began, independent study was focused on The North Carolina Mathematics Standard Course of Study. It is organized in 5 competencies. (Read competencies) These competencies are supposed to be taught and they form the End of Grade Exams that NC public schools administer. Comp 1: The learner will understand & compute with rational numbers.Comp 2: The learner will select and use appropriate tools to measure two- and three-dimensional figures.Comp 3: The learner will understand and use properties and relationships of geometric figures in the coordinate plane.Comp 4: The learner will understand and determine probabilities.Comp 5: The learner will demonstrate an understanding of simple algebraic expressions.
  • The test subjects for our research came from 6th graders at Elizabeth City Middle School, which is 10.6 miles from here. This school is a part of the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public School District. Their website is seen at the bottom of the screen.
  • This screen before you is an actual image of the school’s report card. Based on the Adequate Yearly Progress, or AYP, which is a measurement defined by the United States federal No Child Left Behind Act that allows the U.S. Department of Education to determine how every public school and school district in the country is performing academically according to results on standardized tests. AYP for the 2010 academic year was not met.
  • A record of attendance was kept during the 3-week tutoring sessions, which began on June 14 and ended July 1, 2011During the academic year, the principal and the child’s teacher will notify parents and take all the necessary steps required by the Compulsory Attendance Law (G.S. 115C-378) for excessive absences.
  • Assertive discipline is an approach to classroom management developed by Lee and Marlene Canter. It involves a high level of teacher control in the class. It is also called the "take-control" approach to teaching, as the teacher controls their classroom in a firm but positive manner.
  • The New Essential Standards are written using the Revised Bloom's Taxonomy (RBT) under the guidance of one of the authors of the revision, Lorin Anderson. North Carolina has chosen RBT to help move to the complex thinking expected from 21st Century graduates. The RBT was chosen because it has well-defined verbs and is built on modern cognitive research. When students share their own solution methods they are required to make their thinking clear and explicit so their classmates will understand them. When they have to listen to their classmates' methods and restate their friends' thinking in their own words they learn how to listen to and learn from each other.
  • In the classroom, a multi-media techniques was implemented to instruct the students. Standard practice using dry-erase boards as well as the chalk board in the classroom was combined with power-point presentations to appeal to the different learning styles of the students in the classroom.
  • First group: WinnerSecond group: AttemptedThird Group: Attempted to cheat, and just circled answers, no team work to find correct response
  • Problems and times are mirrored to reflect the intensity of the curriculum. They align to previous and current lessons without pushing the students boundaries on what they understand. The questions, like the test mirror what they are being taught.
  • First: Diligent, fast, and correctSecond: Working and correctThird: Completed 1 problem in seven minutes
  • The percent of the exam that was passed with all the students was 37.2%, the passing percent of the ten students that took the final was 39.33%. As the graph shows students struggled in understanding comp 2 and 4 more than 1, 3 and 5.
  • The final test showed some improvement in the students’ scores individually as well as a whole. Though some students’ score were in the same range as their diagnostic test, a couple of students made sum dramatic improvements. As the purple graph shows with math sprint as a method of curriculum alignment, scores have increased over the three week period. Out of the 10 students only 1 had a decrease in performance, while one student rose as much as 13 %
  • the graphs above compares their spring score (scaled with 342) to the EOG release exam they took at the end of the program. This graphs display a strong increase in scores from every student in the program by as much as more than 20% (as demonstrated in the green graph on the right). This rate of increase, also resulted from only 3 of the competencies being covered in the time period granted for the study
  • the graphs above compares their spring score (scaled with 342) to the EOG release exam they took at the end of the program. This graphs display a strong increase in scores from every student in the program by as much as more than 20% (as demonstrated in the green graph on the right). This rate of increase, also resulted from only 3 of the competencies being covered in the time period granted for the study
  • Overall, the students EOG release exam was an increase from their diagnostic and their EOG exam by 2% or more, even wit the two average scores from the EOG exam.
  • One error was the scores from the spring exam. Some scores were not reported with the raw value, so they were assigned the value of 350 and 342 so results could be calculated and compared. Based on their level II or III score from a level IV scale. With II and III being one of the lowest.
  • 2011 mathematics team_powerpoint

    1. 1. The Use of Math Sprint in a Tutorial ProgramFor Sixth Grade Students to Improve End of Grade Test Scores
    2. 2. Mathematics Education Team Ms. Dalesha Cartman Mr. Sean Leavy Mr. Marvin Elder II JR-Math/ Math Ed JR-Math/ Math Ed JR-Mathematics Mr. Kaiem Frink Dr. Darnell Johnson Mr. Brian JordanAssistant Team Mentor Team Mentor Assistant Team Mentor
    3. 3. Abstract The Use of the Math Sprint in a Tutorial Program for Sixth Grade Students to Improve End of Grade Test ScoresKey Words: Algebra, Combinatorial Mathematics, Tree Graphs, Estimation, Geometry,Probability, Statistics, TransformationsWhat is the effect of a math sprint tutorial model on Mathematics achievement ofsixth graders at Elizabeth City Middle School in Elizabeth City, North Carolina? A mathsprint tutorial process was used during a three-week study with a group of 10 six-grade students to increase test scores from the previous 2011 Spring end of grade(EOG) test. The data, gathered from the post-test as a result of the series of tutoringsessions, was compared with the scores from the 2011 Spring EOG. Research studiedthe improvements made in scores on the North Carolina Mathematics state test.
    4. 4. IntroductionThe North Carolina Mathematics Standard Course ofStudy provides a set of• Mathematical Competencies• Organization • Number and Operations • Measurement • Geometry • Data Analysis and Probability • Algebra
    5. 5. Elizabeth City Middle School "Home of the Mighty Yellow Jackets" 1066 Northside Road Elizabeth City, NC 27909 Mission: “ECMS”: Where Every Child Meets Success Theme: We are FamilyECMS is a learning institution with highly skilled professionals who place our communitychildren as our top priority. Our administration, classroom teachers, and support staff arecommitted to making sure that each student is provided with the best possible educationbecause at ECMS: Every Child Meets Success Website: http://www.ecpps.k12.nc.us/ECMS/index.html
    6. 6. ECMS (cont)
    7. 7. ECMS (cont) Performance School Term
    8. 8. Math SprintFacilitator: Dr. Linda Hayden-ECSUPrinciples: Completing problems in a timed environment Receive points for correct answers Lose points for incorrect answersMotivator: Helps students develop better learning and cooperative skills
    9. 9. Attendance Days Present from June 14 – July 1 16 14 12Days Attended 10 8 Days Present 6 4 2 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Student
    10. 10. Pedagogy Classroom Management- Teaching Philosophy• Assertive Discipline (Mr. Elder)• Preventative Discipline (Mr. Leavy)• Assertive and Preventative Discipline (Ms. Cartman)
    11. 11. Bloom’s Taxonomy• Benjamin Bloom• Common Core• North Carolina Standards of Mathematics• Metacognitive Processes
    12. 12. Pedagogy Classroom AlignmentThe following is an example of the typical procedure followed for a tutoring session: (10 am- noon) Welcome/ Warm- Up Intro to New Lesson & Practice 10 minute Break Continue with Lesson & Practice (Hands-on Activity) Math Sprint* (only 2 sessions) 15 minute Snack break/ Dismissal
    13. 13. ObservationsProblems • Background Knowledge • Classroom Challenges • Material • Attendance • Class Size
    14. 14. Math Sprint• Administration: 2 Sessions • 1: Week 2 • 2: Week 3• Used to motivate students
    15. 15. Math Sprint: How It Works• Sense of TEAMWORK through Competition• 3 Key Instructors • Score Keeper • Timer • Facilitator
    16. 16. Math Sprint - Implementation• Session 1 • Groups • Reward System • EOG questions• Session 2 • Groups • Reward System • EOG (short answer)
    17. 17. DataData that was analyzed: • 2011 Spring EOG Score • Diagnostic Exam Score (raw) • Released EOG Score (raw)Diagnostic Exam: • Developed by the Math Education Team, modeled after EOG exam • 30 questions (20 calculator, 10 w/o calculator)
    18. 18. DataReleased EOG Exam: • Taken from the North Carolina Department of Education • Available Online (with full answer key) • 50 questions (36 calculator, 14 without calculator)Spring EOG Exam: • Scaled scores received • Scores 342 – 350 (level 2)
    19. 19. Results-Diagnostic (6/14/11) Competency Passing Rate 60 50 Breakdown of performance of the 5 competenciesPassing Rate (%) 40 13 30 Students 10 Students 20 Baseline for curriculum alignment 10 0 Comp 1: Comp 2: Comp 3: Comp 4: Comp 5: (5) (4) (3) (4) (5) Competency (number of questions on exam)
    20. 20. Results-Diagnostic Exam vs. EOG Exam Diagnostic Exam vs. EOG Exam 60% Displays results of Diagnostic Exam 50% compared to EOG ExamExam Grade (Percent) 40% 30% Diagnostic Exam 20% EOG Exam 10% 0% 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Student
    21. 21. Results-Spring VS. Released EOG Baseline score of 342 (level 2) was assigned for the students’ Spring 2011 scores Spring Scores (%) vs. End EOG Scores (%) 60% 50% 40% Spring Percent Scores 30% EOG Exam 20% 10% 0% 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Student
    22. 22. Results-Spring VS. Released EOG Peak score of 350 (level 2) was assigned for the students’ Spring 2011 scores Spring Scores (%) vs. End EOG Scores (%) 60% 50% 40%Percent Spring 30% Scores EOG 20% Exam 10% 0% 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Student
    23. 23. Conclusion Exams Vs. Student Scores • Overall growth through weeks • 50% 45% Individual Scores 40% 35% • Attendance • Math SprintScore (%) 30% 25% EOG Exam 20% Increase and Decrease of Students Scores Before EOG 15 15% Exam 10% 10 Percent Change 5% 5 0% 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -5 Exam -10 Student
    24. 24. Future Work• A longer period of study (9 weeks)• Student Population Size (at least 20)• Requirement: Students’ EOG exam scores Attendance• Keep “hands-on” approach with Math Sprint• Parent Participation
    25. 25. Acknowledgements We would like to thank:•Mr. Brian Jordan- Data Analyst for the Office of InstitutionalResearch for technical assistance (consultation).•Mr. Kaiem Frink- For his upkeep and safety of students’records.•Dr. Darnell Johnson- For affording the team with the guidanceto conduct this research.•Dr. Linda Hayden- Principal Investigator of the URE OMPSSummer Program at Elizabeth City State University.•NOAA, NASA, CReSIS, CERSER, and ECSU- For theirsponsorship.
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