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How to get started with edready montana spring 2015


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How to get started with edready montana spring 2015

  1. 1. How to Get Started with EdReady Montana (a project of the Montana Digital Academy) Spring 2015 Ryan Schrenk, Ed.D. –EdReady Montana Project Manager Available online:
  2. 2. Plan for today  What is EdReady Montana and how does it fit with the MTDA mission?  Who can use EdReady?  What were pilot and early use cases like?  Screenshots and demo of how it works!  How to get started!
  3. 3. Serving Montana Students Since 2010!
  4. 4. Dennis Parman, Chair, Deputy Supt. OPI Anthony Lapke Teacher Kalispell PS Joel Graves Principal Lincoln County High School Bryan Duvall Trustee, Geraldine Roberta Evans Dean Coll. Of Ed. UM Clay Christian Comm. Higher Education
  5. 5. Original Credit Credit Recovery Middle School World Language
  6. 6. – Montana Legislature approves $2M funding to start Montana Digital Academy – MTDA opens for student enrollment with 45 courses – Enrollment surpasses 27,000
  7. 7. EdReady Montana Montana Digital Professional Learning Network
  8. 8.  Focus on Helping Students Prepare for Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment/Credit  New High School Advanced Courses  Helping Students New to Online Learning Become Comfortable
  9. 9. MTDA – The only Statewide Virtual School on a University Campus Opens Partnerships Encourages Research Helps Address Transition from K12 to Higher Ed! MTDA = Core MTDA Programs Plus MDPLN and EdReady Montana
  10. 10. A Natural Bridge between K-12 and Higher Education • History and experience with NROC • Relationship with middle and high schools in Montana • Unique association with Higher Education through the Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences
  11. 11. EdReady is a tool… What do I want my students to be ready for?
  12. 12. EdReady Montana is not…. A stand alone online course. • It is a free, online, customized math readiness and individualized learning path curriculum based upon school need • Offered/managed/supported state-wide by MTDA • Facilitated locally by K12 school or college/university personnel
  13. 13.  High Schools and Middle Schools, Alternative Education Programs  Montana University System UM, MSU, Colleges (4 and 2 Year) and Private and Tribal Colleges  Adult Learning Centers (Workforce Development) and possibly  Military, Incarcerated, Adult Basic Ed. and more
  14. 14. EdReady Montana Is…  Aimed at math (and later English 2015) readiness.  Uses NROC’s Dev Math as a base: (19 Units/59 Topics)
  15. 15. EdReady Montana is…. • Customized K12 and Higher Ed Assessments • Personalized student learning paths • Reporting/tracking for Montana Secondary Schools and Higher Ed Institutions 7th Grade Readiness 8th Grade Readiness Pre-Algebra Readiness Algebra 1 Readiness Geometry Readiness Algebra 2 Readiness M065 PreAlgebra Readiness M088 Math Literacy M090 Intro to Algrbra Readiness M090 Companion M095 Intermediate Algebra Readiness M096 Readiness M105 Contemporary Math Readiness M111 Technical Math Readiness M115 Probability and Linear Math Readiness M121 College Algebra Readiness M135 Math for K8 Teachers Readiness M162 Applied Calc Readiness M171 Calculus 1 Readiness TABE E Readiness TABE M Readiness TABE D Readiness TABE A Readiness HiSet Readiness Pre-HiSET SAT Math Preparation College Readiness Compass Test Math Preparation
  16. 16. Use Cases Include: • Skill recovery and preparation outside classroom. • Co-curricular, companion or supplement in the classroom • Currently piloting placement and post testing applications
  17. 17. Important Lessons Learned • Educator presence • Engage with content • Don’t just test and re-test • Blended learning approaches work well
  18. 18. Regional Ambassadors
  19. 19. Regional Ambassadors
  20. 20. Regional Ambassadors
  21. 21. Pilot Testing 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
  22. 22. Pilot Testing Results 2013 Office of Student Success University of Montana Summer 2013 Students in Dev Level Math 3 points or lower on ALEKS test
  23. 23. Worked With Math Professors to Identify Units and Topics to Study (set goals)
  24. 24. Customized Assessment Icons With over 50 color combinations, assessments are personalized with student’s school colors. Havre High School Browning High School Fergus High School Sentinel High School Missoula West Yellowstone High School Scobey High School Dawson High School Glendive Plenty Coups High School Pryor
  25. 25. Personalized Goals and Goal Icons
  26. 26. Student Completes Assessment
  27. 27. Detailed Personalized Study Path
  28. 28. Breakdown of mastery and what to focus on
  29. 29. High quality custom delivered curricular assets:
  30. 30.  43 students voluntarily opened an EdReady account completed the program: • 70% increased by 1 ALEKS point • 27% increased by 2 ALEKS points • 3% increased by 3 ALEKS points  86% of students who completed EdReady increased their ALEKS score by at least 1 point … AND qualified to enroll in a higher math course at UM Pilot Outcomes
  31. 31. Saving Time and Money!  43 students skipped 49 courses  Total of 151 credits were “skipped”  …adding up to estimated $31,000 tuition/fees!
  32. 32. Results After 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+
  33. 33. Data Reporting …what our custom version of EdReady gives us!
  34. 34. Washington Foundation Gift to Implement EdReady Montana Three year field test and rollout funding -  $800,000/year for a 3 year total of $2,400,000  All students in 7-12 and higher education eligible to establish EdReady account and utilize the program  Substantial Gates Foundation Funding invested in the development of the NROC EdReady Project
  35. 35. Rollout Plan for Montana Schools and Students Spring and Summer 2014  Outreach to the 2 year Colleges and Universities  Field tests in several high schools Fall 2014  Large scale rollout to both higher education and secondary schools
  36. 36. How to get started  Visit our website to get started:  Click on Secondary schools and “how to get started for local schools”  Step 1 will set up your account with us  Step 2 sets up customized goals/assessments  From there, you create student accounts and enroll them  That link is here:   Contact Ryan Schrenk, EdReady Montana Project Manager  406-203-1812   Available Online 
  37. 37. Utah State University 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).
  38. 38. …or will soon!