Math Data: 2nd Grade, APS
In the school year of 2012-13 my school in Albuquerque Public School district adopted and implemented the new Common Core State Standards. We did away with Everyday Mathematics and teachers were expected to teach the CCSS with depth and rigor following the district's new and unorganized Units of Study. As the 2nd Grade Level Chair, I developed our Math curriculum based on the CCSS and set the curriculum pacing and assessments for the year. Even though my population of students included five children with IEP's, 80% ESL and a large population of at-risk children, by the end of the year I had zero students in the Beginning Steps category. Everyday we worked through word problems with PERSEVERANCE. I taught my students multiple ways to represent their work and to use whatever strategies worked best for them to SHOW THEIR MATH THINKING!
Math Data: 3rd Grade, DPS
PERSEVERANCE pays off! This data is from the 2015-2016 school year. This midyear ANet district math test from Denver Public Schools shows my 3rd graders scores in Orange and the Network's scores in Purple. My students out scored the Network on 9 out of the 11 Common Core math standards that were tested on this computer-based and technology enhanced assessment. Again, I taught my students multiple ways to represent their work and to use whatever strategies work best for them to SHOW THEIR MATH THINKING. I used this data to choose three Reteach Standards for 2 weeks before moving on in order to close the academic gap. Our reteach standards were 3.0A.C.7 and 3.NBT.A.2 and 3.NBT.A.2.