Presentation on theme: "Multiple Faces of Collaboration Test Prep Lab Grant May 17, 2007 Kristen Stephens & Cherie Pandora."— Presentation transcript:
Multiple Faces of Collaboration Test Prep Lab Grant May 17, 2007 Kristen Stephens & Cherie Pandora
Rocky River HS Researchers Kristen Stephens Math Dept. Chair Teacher of Integrated Math Pre-Calculus Calculus Cherie Pandora Coordinator K-12 Teacher-Librarian Grantwriter
Grantwriting Support Team Kristen Stephens, Math Department Chair Cherie Pandora, Teacher-Librarian Candace Hecker, Guidance Grantwriting committee Deborah Bernard, Principal
Purpose To better prepare students for state proficiency and national tests using TLC (Teacher- Librarian Collaboration)
Using Data Data for Student Learning (DSL) Not all Integrated Math students failed the Math proficiency test All Integrated Math students failed the Reading proficiency test If you cant read the questions, how can you do the math problem? How do we solve this dilemma?
Collaboration begins ILILE 1 st Summer Symposium 2003 Game Theory Probability Using Testing Data Reading scores
To Promote Learning using the Test Preparation Lab
Goal #1: Enhance TLC Instruction-- software Weekly visits - Math Classes ESL collaboration Expanded to Science and Social Studies
Goal #2: Raise OGT scores Integrated Math by 20% Geometry by 10% Advanced or Accelerated Algebra II Honors at or above 75 %
Goal #3: Raise SAT SAT Verbal by 2 % Critical Reading Writing
Test Prep Lab $5,000 grant 30 Desktop Tutor CDs 50 SAT books 50 ACT books Flashcards Teacher materials
Methodology OGT & SAT Collect Pre- and Post-test data Address specific weaknesses in class Schedule Test Lab visitations Utilize software programs in class/ library Check out software for home use
OGT: 589 Students Mathematics-- 365 9th grade156 10th grade 209 ESL--Reading5 students Biology – 73 students 17 classroom teachers
SAT: 147 Students Junior English 2 teachers Academic142 students Special Education5 students
Findings The Test Prep Lab had had a dramatic positive impact on the RRHS tenth grade students in preparing for the OGT. As a teacher of lower track sophomores, it has really helped me to prepare my students for the March test. …I have seen huge gains in my students.
Advantages Differentiated instruction Hints are given to students in the software Teacher can work one-on-one with students while other students work through their own set of problems
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