In comparison to ELA achievement as demonstrated on the CAASPP, math was a weaker area with 67% meeting or exceeding standards as compared to 76% in ELA. Concepts and Procdures is a relative weakness among with the strands with 83% of students t, near, or above the standards. Problem Solving and Data Analysis were at 90% with Communicating Reasoning at 90% as well. Third grade knocked it out of the park with only 2% not meeting the standard for overall math achievement. Middle School math scores were commensurate with the rest of the school. Typically, they are quite a bit lower than elementary. While no conclusions can be drawn from this, it is interesting.

Results from Math Benchmark 1 are strong and consistently above the District average. The most successful grade levels seem to be fourth grade with 33 percentage points above the District average and third grade with 12 points above the District average. Basic middle school math classes (G7 Math and G8 Math) are all well above the average, but below the Fisler scores. However, the honors classes (G7 Honors, Algebra, Geometry) score better than Fisler. This is largely due to the quality of the teacher of these classes. More professional development for the other middle school math teacher is in order.

In summary, our focus on ELA has created better scores. We will look forward to joining CGI training next year. I would be very interested to see a math score comparison report between schools who are currently implementing CGI and those who have not yet...

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