ACCELERATED MATH/DESTINATION MATH


We have been using Accelerated Math over the last 5 years, we now have statistics for the last 4 semesters.  We test all our math students at the beginning and end of each semester.

Accelerated Math is used at Owensmouth H.S. in conjunction with individualized
instruction and a standard text book. This  semester we have pulled students who are deficient in math skills into "Destination Math, " to improve their skills.  Results with these students have been very encouraging.

The following statistics have been gathered from students who  were enrolled in a math class of some sort.

Fall 2001 
13 out of 17 students improved their scores or remained the same.
10 out of 17 students improved their scores by 1 semester or more.
8 out of 17 students improved their scores by 1 year or more.
5 out of 17 students improved their scores by 2 years or more.
2 out of 17 students improved their scores by 4 years or more.
1 out of 17 students improved his score by 5.6 years.
Growth Summary Fall 2001
                       
Grade     SS   GE    PR     NCE
Pretest Mean   10.42    703    5.6    13      26.1
Posttest Mean 10.85    748     6.8    20     32.2
Change          +0.43    +45   +1.2   +7    + 6.1

Spring 2002
9 out of 12 students improved their scores or remained the same.
8 out of 12 students improved their scores by 1 semester or more.
5 out of 12 students improved their scores by 1 year or more.
4 out of 12 students improved their scores by 2 years or more.
2 out of 12 students improved their scores by 4 years or more.
Growth Summary Spring 2002
                       
Grade     SS   GE    PR     NCE
Pretest Mean   10.14    698    5.5    12      25.3
Posttest Mean 11.21    726     6.2    16     28.7
Change          +1.07    +28   + .7    +4    + 3.4

Fall 2002
12 out of 18 students improved their scores or remained the same.
10 out of 18 students improved their scores by 1 semester or more.
8 out of 18 students improved their scores by 1 year or more.
4 out of 18 students improved their scores by 2 years or more.
2 out of 18 students improved their scores by 3 years or more.
Growth Summary Fall 2002
                       
Grade     SS   GE    PR     NCE
Pretest Mean   10.33    736    6.4    18      31.0
Posttest Mean 11.01    756     7.0    22     33.6
Change            +.69    +20   + .6    +4    + 2.6

Spring 2003
18 out of 23 students improved their scores or remained the same.
16 out of 23 students improved their scores by 1 semester or more.
13 out of 23 students improved their scores by 1 year or more.
9 out of 23 students improved their scores by 2 years or more.
3 out of 23 students improved their scores by 3 years or more.
1 out of 23 students improved her score by 6.8 years.
Growth Summary Spring 2003
                        Grade     SS   GE    PR     NCE
Pretest Mean   10.38    729    6.2    18      30.6
Posttest Mean 11.13    767     7.3    25      35.7
Change            +.74    +38   +1.1    7    +5.1


Explanation of Scores.

SS (Scaled Score)
The Scaled Score is the most fundamental score produced by Starr Math. The range of scores is from
250-1250, and spans grades 3-12
GE (Grade Equivalent)
Grade Equivalent scores range form 2.0-12.9+. They represent how a student's test performance compares with that of other students nationally.
PR (Percentile Rank)
The Percentile Rank score compares a student's test performance with that of other students nationally in the same grade. It ranges from 1 to 99.
NCE (Normal Curve Equivalent)
NCE scores are similar to Percentile Ranks, but they a are based on an equal interval scale. NCEs are mostly used for research purposes.



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