Nordfelt Presentation

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Nordfelt Presentation

  1. 1. High Scoring, Low Achievement Gap Erika Nordfelt Rocky Mountain High School
  2. 2. Problem <ul><li>High scoring yet low achieving group of sophomores. </li></ul><ul><li>Students were identified that had an imbalance in test scores (CSAP) verses GPA or attendance record. </li></ul><ul><li>Average student GPA at the beginning of the semester was 1.87 and test scores were comparatively examined. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Action <ul><li>Students were identified and grouped into two classes, one per quarter. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Critical Skills and Health </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All students were assigned to the same counselor who would be actively involved in their classes and implement supplemental lessons. </li></ul><ul><li>Lessons were tailored and designed to address specific problem areas for that group of students. </li></ul><ul><li>Students would also participate in additional activities geared to enhance overall experience within the class </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CSU Ropes Course </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. GPA Results Average GPA at beginning of the semester: 1.877 Average GPA at present: 1.899 Average GPA change: .021
  5. 5. Attendance Results <ul><li>Average days missed at beginning of semester: 14.898 </li></ul><ul><li>Average days missed at present: 6.021 </li></ul><ul><li>Average attendance change: -8.886 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Class Rank Results <ul><li>Average class percentile at beginning of semester: 81.81% </li></ul><ul><li>Average class percentile at present: 84.40% </li></ul><ul><li>Average percentile change: 2.60% </li></ul>
  7. 7. Recommendations <ul><li>Research wise the results are not conclusive because of so many other influencing variables. Yet the information is helpful. </li></ul><ul><li>Use pre and post test for student feedback. </li></ul><ul><li>May place the student group in more than one class together. </li></ul>

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