Louisiana Charter Management Organization Seeks to Group Students by Proficiency Levels for Math

Louisiana Charter Management Organization Seeks to Group Students by Proficiency Levels for Math

This school needs an adaptive learning tool that gives teachers control over pacing, and that helps Tier 2 and 3 students in basic skill acquisition so they can become proficient in math.

State: Louisiana Number of Students: 1,187
School Type: Charter Management Organization Free and Reduced Lunch: 95.0%
Grade Level: PK-8 English Language Learners: N/A

School Context

SCHOOL CONTEXTThis school is part of a network of charter schools that serves a majority of students who qualify for free and reduced lunch and a large population of English language learners. The school is developing a blended learning model.

State of Technology

The school has lots of proficiency levels in the school and they are trying to meet all our students where they are at. To do that, they have decided to group students by proficiency levels for math, so that they can deliver remediation and heavy teacher support to some groups, ensure others are retaining what they learn, and give acceleration and pacing to students who need it.

Currently, they have a lab rotation set up in classes and they use Khan Academy in the lab so students can work on their skills, while the most needy students get pulled out in small groups for instruction with a teacher. They like that Khan Academy is free and that it gives us decent data. They also like that it has Spanish subtitles and it works the best with our students who are looking for acceleration or are on grade level. What is missing is the ability to adapt in different places, so the most needy students practice content on their own level.

Tech Needs & Requirements

They are looking for an adaptive math tool that can support our students who need remediation and students who are able to master proficiency but need to ensure retention of concepts. The tool should give teachers control over pacing so that they can give students skill practice on the tool based on a topic they covered in class. The tool should support students to practice that skill, but adapt to the student's understanding and move them up or down to difficult or easy problems as needed.

Students will work on problems the program assigns.

Teachers will assign a topic in class. The teacher should be able to set up the tool so that students only focus on that topic for that day. Then the tool should do the rest. Teachers will use the data from the tool to group and regroup students within their class weekly.

The school provides students with Windows laptops in the lab and they will be 1:1 on Chromebooks by this Spring. The tool must give teachers control over pacing, have a single sign with Clever, support CSV exports and show mastery on micro standards. They are interested in mastery data at a micro-standard level. Right now, they only get levels of mastery from Khan academy, but they would like more specifics. Also, Khan Academy data does not export very well. It is critical that they can export this data so they can clean it and combine it with data from other programs. The tool must support single sign on and CSV exports.

*Content From 2015

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