California Charter School Hopes to Build Math Stamina

California Charter School Hopes to Build Math Stamina

This school is looking for an adaptive math tool that they can implement to help build stamina and skill for students that are below grade levels and additionally serve those who are on grade level as well, targeting weaker skills.

State: California Number of Students: 239
School Type: Charter School Free and Reduced Lunch: 70.3%
Grade Level: K-8 English Language Learners: 43.1%

School Context

This California charter school has a deep focus on project-based and inquiry learning. They hope to incorporate socio-emotional learning in their model. While their school day is similar to that of a traditional school model, this school hopes to differentiate learning for all students in order to account for the wide range of skills that students have demonstrated.

State of Technology

Students at this school have a wide range of skill levels. Many come in below grade level as far back as the 1st grade. They struggle to meet all students needs through project-based and inquiry based learning model. They are hoping to find a technology solution that can meet students where they are so that they can build transferable skills.

At the elementary level they are using conceptual math program, math workshop model, and teacher created differentiation. For some classrooms, they are using Mangahigh and are fairly satisfied with it. At the middle school, students are working on problem solving and do a lot of intervention work on foundational math concepts that are missing but have had mixed results.

Tech Needs & Requirements

An ideal solution for this school would include several features. To avoid over assessing students, they would like the tool to already correlate with the data that they have collected from MAP. They would like a tool where students could be fairly independent, as They want students to be self sufficient. They would like the tool to be adaptive to the students' skill skill levels, but would like an override if possible. Feedback is extremely important, so the tool must provide resources, hints, or scaffolding to help students progress naturally. Ideally, the tool includes some instructions or some instructional support so students are not just practicing but have access to resources.

Students should act independently and see their own progress, but they do not need a lot choice.

For this tool, ease of use is super important for teacher. A majority of teachers are not super tech savvy. The teachers will monitor what the tool does. They will want access to data. They will also want override capabilities.

The must be be CCSS aligned. The tool must provide feedback to help scaffold skills. The tool should be adaptive. The tool must provide data on student progress. The tool should provide content that is more conceptually based rather than procedural. The school provides Chromebooks. The tool must provide overall progress data and ways to monitoring progress as it is happening. The school would like to be able to correlate between standards and NWEA data. If not embedded in program, the tool should offer guidance about how they match up to these particular standards. The tool must integrate with SIS School Pathways. The tool should provide single sign on for Google, however, this is not a non negotiable.

*Content From 2016

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