By May 2012, at least 88% of all student groups in grades 3-5 at Pleasant Run Elementary will score 65%* or higher on the STAAR Math test. At least 85% of PK-2 students will meet the passing standard on end of the year math assessment. All students will make at least one year’s growth, with students performing at the highest level maintaining or increasing their proficiency level. *percentage based on TAKS passing standard from previous years. Will be reevaluated when STAAR standards are released.
By June 2012, all students will demonstrate an annual learning gain in breaking apart word problems and justifying solutions as measured by district common assessments and benchmark tests aligned to the STAAR test. Students already in the upper quarter will maintain their advanced level. Students in the middle two quarters will increase by at least 10%. Students in the bottom quarter will increase by at least 25%.
By the end of the cluster cycle, ALL students will increase their scores on district-wide teacher-made pre- to post-tests by at least 20% using strategies to dissect and explain information.
Compare the students in your Focus Group to the Criteria Chart. How did your students perform last week, adding to 10? How do you think the CFA went?
Watch as we model combining addition and subtraction during If You. Review scaffolding for student understanding.
Practice with your Partner: Student: make a few mistakes on If You, or on explaining how you know using Empties or 5 And Teacher: be prepared to scaffold learning for your “student”
Teach If You +/- with your students this week. Compare the performance of your Focus Group to the Criteria Chart and bring back your observations. Next week, we will meet on Monday. I will be out of town Tuesday through Thursday. Our Monday learning will be adding a Story Problem element to the 10 Frame. After that, we will be moving into using the Part-Part-Whole mat.