EdReady Montana
XLi 2014
March 27, 2014
Ryan Schrenk, Ed. D
Ryan Schrenk,
Dad to Justin and Ian
&
EdReady Montana Program Manager
&
Employee #3 at MTDA
MTDA
• 2009 Legislature
• Serve K12 Students in Montana through Public Schools
• Governing Board
• Director (CEO) Curricul...
MontanaTeachers &
Montana Students
Creating online learning solutions that
are uniquely ours!
Only SVS on University Campus
Opens Partnerships
Encourages Research
HelpsAddressTransition from K12 to Higher Ed!
Partners in MTDA Creation and Governance
MTDA Core Programming 2010-2013
Original Credit
Connect Credit
Recovery
Middle School
MLS
Early Demand and Success
http://kpk12.com/
MTDA Core Programming 2014
Original Credit
Connect Credit
Recovery
Middle School
MLS
MDPLN,
“The Network”
EdReady
We GetTo Are ExpectedTo Address
Solve Big Problems in Education
Understand Continuum of Distance Ed + OER + MTDA +
Funding...
Why NROC?
• Longtime member (MI &MT) of NROC Advisors
• NROC Is member driven
• Algebra an Open Course and Developmental M...
Complete College America Stats & Recs
http://www.completecollege.org/docs/Time_Is_the_Enemy_Summary.pdf
Time is the enemy
http://www.completecollege.org/docs/Time_Is_the_Enemy_Summary.pdf
Gates Foundation Recommendations
http://www.gatesfoundation.org/
Gates Foundation Recommendations
http://www.gatesfoundation.org/
Potential Use Cases
• Montana University System UM, MSU, Colleges (4 and 2Year)
• High Schools and Middle Schools, Alterna...
EdReady Is…
• Aimed at math (and later English) readiness.
• Uses NROC’s Dev Math as a base: http://nrocmath.org/cms/wp-
c...
EdReady Montana Is…
Standardized Public Goals… Plus…
EdReady Montana Is…
CustomizedAssessments and Goals for Montana!
PilotTesting Results 2013
Developed by NROC
Phase 1 Pilot in these states – Montana (4
schools),Oregon, Minnesota, North C...
PilotTesting Results 2013
Office of Student Success
University of Montana
Summer 2013 Students in Dev Level Math
3 points ...
WorkedWith Math Professors to Identify Units andTopics to Study (set goals)
StudentTakes Assigned
Assessments
Questions Answered or Skipped
Student Completes
Assessment
Can start/continue
assessments, study goals
or re-take assessments
Overview of Results
Detailed Study Plan
Dev Math Study
Resource Only Initially
Could Use More
Options Later
Flow of the Dev MathTopic of Study
UM Pilot Results
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NAME], [VALUE]
[CATEGORY
NAME], [VALUE]
[CATEGORY
NAME], [VALUE]
[CATEGORY
NAME], [VALUE]
43 Pa...
SavingTime and Money
• 43 students skipped 49 courses
• Total of 151 credits were “skipped”
• …adding up to estimated $31,...
ResultsAfter Enrollment?
• 37 of the pilot participants enrolled in a mathematics
course in the Fall 2014 term
• 91% succe...
Comments and Advantages
• Program was easy to use
• It made a difference
• I would recommend to others
• Allows us to know...
Challenges and Lessons
• How to fund it for Montana secondary and post-secondary students
• Integration and implementation...
Brand New Utah STEM Action Center Pilot Results
• Grade 10 students using EdReady made five times the progress expected
in...
EdReady Montana – 1st in the Nation to see and use
EdReady – Public release in coming week!
• Funded by Dennis and Phyllis...
How to find out more
• Contact Ryan Schrenk, EdReady Montana Project Manager
• Or Bob Currie, MTDA Executive Director
• 40...
…or will soon!
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  1. 1. EdReady Montana XLi 2014 March 27, 2014 Ryan Schrenk, Ed. D
  2. 2. Ryan Schrenk, Dad to Justin and Ian & EdReady Montana Program Manager & Employee #3 at MTDA
  3. 3. MTDA • 2009 Legislature • Serve K12 Students in Montana through Public Schools • Governing Board • Director (CEO) Curriculum Director (Vice CEO) • Montana licensed teachers • Core subjects, dual credit enrichment
  4. 4. MontanaTeachers & Montana Students Creating online learning solutions that are uniquely ours!
  5. 5. Only SVS on University Campus Opens Partnerships Encourages Research HelpsAddressTransition from K12 to Higher Ed!
  6. 6. Partners in MTDA Creation and Governance
  7. 7. MTDA Core Programming 2010-2013 Original Credit Connect Credit Recovery Middle School MLS
  8. 8. Early Demand and Success http://kpk12.com/
  9. 9. MTDA Core Programming 2014 Original Credit Connect Credit Recovery Middle School MLS MDPLN, “The Network” EdReady
  10. 10. We GetTo Are ExpectedTo Address Solve Big Problems in Education Understand Continuum of Distance Ed + OER + MTDA + Funding Source + Blended Learning + Montana Centric + DevEd + Retention + Graduation Matters + Expertise + Individualized Education + Personalized Learning Paths + Research + Scalable Roll Out Secondary Ed + Higher Ed + Proven Partnerships + Need It NOW! = EdReady Montana?
  11. 11. Why NROC? • Longtime member (MI &MT) of NROC Advisors • NROC Is member driven • Algebra an Open Course and Developmental Math Project • Bringing EdReady to Montana! http://nrocmath.org/
  12. 12. Complete College America Stats & Recs http://www.completecollege.org/docs/Time_Is_the_Enemy_Summary.pdf
  13. 13. Time is the enemy http://www.completecollege.org/docs/Time_Is_the_Enemy_Summary.pdf
  14. 14. Gates Foundation Recommendations http://www.gatesfoundation.org/
  15. 15. Gates Foundation Recommendations http://www.gatesfoundation.org/
  16. 16. Potential Use Cases • Montana University System UM, MSU, Colleges (4 and 2Year) • High Schools and Middle Schools, Alternative Education Programs • Adult Learning Centers (Workforce Development) • Military, Incarcerated, Adult Basic Ed. and more
  17. 17. EdReady Is… • Aimed at math (and later English) readiness. • Uses NROC’s Dev Math as a base: http://nrocmath.org/cms/wp- content/uploads/2011/05/DevMath_catalog_r101712.pdf (19 Units/59Topics)
  18. 18. EdReady Montana Is… Standardized Public Goals… Plus…
  19. 19. EdReady Montana Is… CustomizedAssessments and Goals for Montana!
  20. 20. PilotTesting Results 2013 Developed by NROC Phase 1 Pilot in these states – Montana (4 schools),Oregon, Minnesota, North Carolina and Kentucky Funded by a Gates Foundation Grant
  21. 21. PilotTesting Results 2013 Office of Student Success University of Montana Summer 2013 Students in Dev Level Math 3 points or lower on ALEKS test
  22. 22. WorkedWith Math Professors to Identify Units andTopics to Study (set goals)
  23. 23. StudentTakes Assigned Assessments
  24. 24. Questions Answered or Skipped
  25. 25. Student Completes Assessment
  26. 26. Can start/continue assessments, study goals or re-take assessments
  27. 27. Overview of Results
  28. 28. Detailed Study Plan
  29. 29. Dev Math Study Resource Only Initially
  30. 30. Could Use More Options Later
  31. 31. Flow of the Dev MathTopic of Study
  32. 32. UM Pilot Results [CATEGORY NAME], [VALUE] [CATEGORY NAME], [VALUE] [CATEGORY NAME], [VALUE] [CATEGORY NAME], [VALUE] 43 Participated
  33. 33. SavingTime and Money • 43 students skipped 49 courses • Total of 151 credits were “skipped” • …adding up to estimated $31,000 tuition/fees!
  34. 34. ResultsAfter Enrollment? • 37 of the pilot participants enrolled in a mathematics course in the Fall 2014 term • 91% successfully completed their course • Average mathematics grade for these students: B- • UM Freshman overall average mathematics grade: C+
  35. 35. Comments and Advantages • Program was easy to use • It made a difference • I would recommend to others • Allows us to know where students are at and what to focus on
  36. 36. Challenges and Lessons • How to fund it for Montana secondary and post-secondary students • Integration and implementation at K-12 level • Students saw it as “extra” work • Teachers may see it as the same without personal assistance or changes to blended learning approach • How to work with teachers and staff to implement • How to measure success and support state-wide implementation
  37. 37. Brand New Utah STEM Action Center Pilot Results • Grade 10 students using EdReady made five times the progress expected in an entire academic year with just 3 months of use (EdReady N=206). http://activelearninglab.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/STEM-AC-Pilot-Findings_2_23_2014.pdf
  38. 38. EdReady Montana – 1st in the Nation to see and use EdReady – Public release in coming week! • Funded by Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation • All 7th graders to College Students in Montana are allowed to sign up • Charges paid for access for 3 years to get project off ground • First Higher Ed Programs Ready in Summer 2014 • K12 FieldTesting Spring 2014 and Full Access Fall 2014 • Dev English Piloting in Spring 2015/Roll out and expansion after that • Managed By MTDA
  39. 39. How to find out more • Contact Ryan Schrenk, EdReady Montana Project Manager • Or Bob Currie, MTDA Executive Director • 406-243-4619 • ryan.schrenk@montanadigitalacademy.org • robert.currie@montanadigitalacademy.org • Watch our website (coming soon) at http://edreadymontana.org • Watch for more coming soon as we continue to partner with your school/campus!
  40. 40. …or will soon!

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