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1 Delta Math RtI Program Overview
DELTA MATH Leadership Team

2 Essential Questions What is math RtI and why should we do it?
What resources are provided in the DELTA MATH RtI program? What do the readiness screeners look like? This IES Practice Guide was sponsored by the US Department of Education. Researchers believe that, “If you identify struggling math students and respond to their specific needs, they are less likely to fail in the future.” The document is linked to the Delta Math support website

3 Preventing Failure Students struggling with mathematics may benefit from early interventions aimed at improving their mathematics ability and ultimately preventing subsequent failure. This IES Practice Guide was sponsored by the US Department of Education. Researchers believe that, “If you identify struggling math students and respond to their specific needs, they are less likely to fail in the future.” The document is linked to the Delta Math support website

4 Balanced Assessment DELTA MATH Assessment Progress Monitoring* Some
Few Readiness Screeners* Some All Cumulative: Quarterly, Semester It is important to understand what assessment is provided by Delta Math and what assessment should be provided by your core instructional resources. Delta math readiness screeners are designed to identify all students who may have learning gaps so that just in time interventions can directly support core instruction. Core Assessment Unit: Pre-Test, Re-teach/Enrich, Test All Students Weekly: Section Quizzes Daily: Warm-up, Teach, Check, Practice, Reflect

5 Researcher Recommendations
DELTA MATH… Screens all students Focuses on whole numbers and fractions Monitors Progress Includes motivational strategies in tier 2 and tier 3 interventions Delta Math resources directly support recommendations 1, 2, 7 and 8. Recommendations 3, 4, 5, and 6 are instructional in nature and can be supported through the selection and implementation of intervention resources from a research based core curriculum. Handout IES Practice Guide, 2009

6 DELTA MATH Mission We provide educators with tools and protocols that identify targeted learning gaps and respond to individual student needs. The key words are “identify” and “respond” and it takes a team effort to meet the needs of the greatest number of possible students.

7 Program Resources Readiness Screeners Data Reports Progress Monitoring
Fall, Winter and Spring readiness screeners for grades 1-8, Pre-Algebra A and B Summer School Pre and Post Data Reports Instant feedback on student performance Progress Monitoring Resources to support targeted interventions and progress monitoring The screeners will be used to measure student readiness using performance benchmarks from the prior grade level. The data reports will be used to communicate student performance results and create intervention groups. The progress monitoring resources will be used to create flexible learning groups, monitor student growth and chart student progress after each intervention session.

8 Provides Focus Secondary
Early Elementary Conceptual understanding and computational fluency of whole numbers Upper Elementary Conceptual understanding and computational fluency of whole numbers and fractions Secondary Computational fluency of fractions, integers, linear expressions and equations Researchers recommend that “less is more” and provided guidance on topics that support students in their preparation for future success in algebra. A research project in Colorado correlated a students ability to understand and perform fraction computation with their success in algebra class. IES Practice Guide: Recommendation #2, 2009

9 Aligned to the CCSS Handout
Columns represent readiness standards for each grade level. Rows indicate learning progressions. Also, some CCSS standards were separated into assessable components to provide more diagnostic feedback. For example Add and subtract within 5 has been separated. Handout

10 Readiness Screener Purposes
Fall 8/1 – 11/30 To identify students for Fall interventions. Winter 12/1 – 3/31 To identify increases in performance, due to Fall interventions. To identify students for Winter interventions. Spring 4/1 – 6/15 To identify increases in performance, due to Winter interventions. To identify candidates for Tier 3 interventions. Screeners are available anytime during the dates above. Delta Math was designed to provide just in time intervention opportunities so that all students come to class ready to learn.

11 What resources are provided to screen all students
What resources are provided to screen all students? What does DELTA MATH screening look like?

12 Watch for these resources and how they are used?
Video Preview Watch for these resources and how they are used? Scripts Part 1 Part 2 Set up the video… During the next 5 minutes, watch for these resources and how they are used to screen students.

13 Video This DVD will be handed out during the administrator and team leader breakout session. Screener can be implemented with small or large groups.

14 Program Guide A1 This program guide will be used to summarize what you saw in the video. Stay focused! This program guide helps to understand the screener process and that Part 1 comes first! Handout

15 Step 1 Follow the Script to guide students through each part of the screener. Provides time approximations for scheduling sessions. Also provides explicit direction for screener administration. What to say… What to do…includes wait time! Stay Focused…these are BUT statements… The first page of each script reminds teachers of the why, what, and how of the screeners for each cycle. It also provides notes to preserve the reliability of the student performance data. A few teachers will question the time limitations for each problem. Our response is that the only time a modification is appropriate is when a child is identified to have a kinesthetic disabilities. The appropriate modification would be more time to write, or they need to take the screener individually so that an adult may write for them. In special cases where the time approximation is ignored, the data may report a false positive and a student who really needs extra help to become fluent in each learning target will not be identified and as a result will not receive the extra help they need to become more fluent. The NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) define fluency as having immediate access to a strategy that is accurate and efficient. And, if a student is accurate but not efficient, it is in our best interest to identify that child and help them learn and master more efficient strategies.

16 Step 2 Administer and collect Part 1 of the grade level readiness screener. Provides a safe and familiar environment for all of the computational problems. Also serves as written documentation. Used for longer computational problems. Stay Focused…these are BUT statements… The classroom computation worksheets are timed and were developed to decrease transfer errors made possible by reading a computer screen, writing the problem down on scrap paper, doing the work and then transferring their answer back to the computer. It also provides adequate work space to serve as a historical record of strategies that students used when checking to see where a child made mistakes, or conducting a program analysis to identify popular fluency strategies within and throughout grade levels.

17 Step 3 Correct the timed facts problems included in grades 1, 2, 3 and 4 before beginning part 2 on the computer. Grades 1-3 Addition and Subtraction Benchmark is 10 Correct in 1 min. Grade 4 Multiplication and Division Benchmark is 10 Correct in 30 sec. No national researcher agreement that specifies fluency. Years of Delta Math experience have supported 10 correct in the designated time. Read, process, answer, write.

18 Step 4 Login to answer conceptual and short computation problems during Part 2. Teachers read each problem from the grade level script. Scratch paper and pencils are permitted.

19 Step 5 Hand back the completed Part 1 for students to transfer their answers. Stay Focused…these are BUT statements… The script tells you when to hand back and collect part 1. ……….

20 Step 6 Submit readiness screener data for instant analysis.
Stay Focused…these are BUT statements… It is important that students do not submit their data before completing their screener. If this happens, the team leader will be able to delete the student’s incomplete screener data and the student will need to be re-screened.

21 How will you find and prepare screener resources?

22 Program Guide A2 Please watch as we go live to demonstrate where to find each grade level script and Part 1. Robyn reads and Mike or Bill drives! Handout

23 Team Time: Focused Exploration
Explore a 5th Grade Screener Script and Part 1 using the Focused Exploration worksheet. Make an answer key for presenter handouts. Only debrief group with answers to each question if the group struggled. Handout

24 How can you prepare students for screening?

25 Practice Screener Demo
Find an alter ego Open Note: During the afternoon breakout session, your team leader and administrator will discuss options to access screeners. Listen for the step-by-step directions and explanations provided by the script. (Go live to the website) Suggested models Demo vs. Whole Group Robyn reads without going off script…Mike drives on the practice screener. Allow time for questions after. Read the screener exactly as written from a designated box. If going off script, step out of the box. Then, step back as you go back to the script.

26 Team Time: Focused Discussion
Please review the practice screener script that you will use to support students. Please note the extra details added in italics. Handout

27 Team Time: Focused Exploration
Use the directions and grade level passwords to explore at least one Grade Level Screener. Choose the grade level screener that you want to explore. Use the grade level password. Always choose “Implementation Team Training” as your grade level. This exploration will support your school’s ability to use any readiness screener for any student regardless of grade level. Handout

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