ENCOURAGING NEWS: Many of the Teach to One: Math program’s 6,000 middle school students showed significant progress developing math skills in 2013-2014, according to its report. Teach to One: Math, developed by the nonprofit New Classrooms, is a classroom model which focuses on personalized blended learning.
In 2013-2014, its second year, the Teach to One: Math program expanded from serving 3,500 students in seven schools to 6,000 students in 15 public schools, spreading across New York City, Chicago, North Carolina, the District of Columbia and New Jersey.
Data from the report shows encouraging trends, up from last year: students on average showed 1.5 years of progress in math curricula, 47% above the national average, as shown on the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment. Students who began the year below grade level made more significant progress, learning 1.8 years of math curricula in 2013-2014, or 81% above the national average.
While the report emphasizes that New Classrooms does not draw a causal relationship between the program and students’ improvements, Teach to One: Math hopes to continue assisting achievement of disadvantaged students next year--and we’re all on board with that.