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California Charter Management Organization Seeks Adaptive Math Program

This charter school is looking for an adaptive middle school math program.

State: California Number of Students: 194
School Type: Charter Management Organization Free and Reduced Lunch: 51.0%
Grade Level: K-8 English Language Learners: 16.5%

School Context

This school is a K-8 charter school. The school is innovative and receives funding from NGLC. The pedagogical focus is project-based learning with a career orientation. They use technology to support personalization and real time feedback. The student population is 60% Free and Reduced Lunch, 25% English Language Learners and 15% Special Education.


State of Technology

As a project-based learning school, they use software as a way for students to review instruction and practice their skills. They struggle with remediating and pushing kids at their own pace. They are looking for something to implement during station time that can help remediate and challenge our students around basic math skills. Students spend 20-30 minutes per day at each station working on basic skills. Ideally, this tool would focus on teaching math through conceptual and visual methods, but that's not a non-negotiable.

This school has been using Think Through Math and Khan Academy. They started the year using Think Through Math. Half way through a teacher quit and the new teacher did not end up liking the program. As a result, students became less engaged. Now, they are using Khan Academy. Now they need a fresh start with something that is fully adaptive and that focuses on basic skills.


Tech Needs & Requirements

This tool needs to be fully adaptive. They want teachers to have some influence over pacing when necessary. For instance, if the program has misplaced a student on the wrong path, teachers should have the ability override the program.

The school offers students 1:1 Chromebooks for all students starting in 3rd grade. The school wants to know how they are doing in based on specific standards and skills. They do not need to know everything down to the sub-standard, but they need to know at a basic level what they are mastering and what they are struggling with. Teachers check in with data weekly and ideally it alerts them as to what instruction is needed, but that is not a non-negotiable. The tool must be web based. They are trying to use Clever for provisioning and single sign on, but it is not a hard requirement. The tool should also use single sign-on for Google.

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