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Moving MSA Scores at Sandalwood

Presented By: Tiffany N. Harris AD 682.61 April 2, 2009

Sandalwood Elementary School
Student Population - 462
1%

10% 10%

Afr. Amer. White
79%

Hispanic Asian

Special Programs
76% 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 LEP FARMS Sp. Ed GT 13% 8% 3%

Personal Interest
As IEP at Sandalwood, I took a

personal interest in the math and reading education students. scores for our special

School Improvement Plan
AYP Mathematics Target:

By June 2009, the number of 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade special education students at or above the proficient level on the math MSA will ……………………

increase from 65.6 to 75 percent.

Special Education MSA Math Scores for 2007-2008 School Year
60 50 40 30 20 10 0

52.9% 41.2%
Advanced Proficient Basic

5.9%

Increasing Math MSA Scores
At Sandalwood Elementary School in Baltimore County, MSA math scores for special education students have been slowly increasing over the past three years.

Data- Special Education Math Scores

Basic Proficient Advanced

20052006

20062007

20072008

MSA 2008-2009!!
Math scores will need to improve……………… …..

27.9%

Possible Contributing Factors for Rising MSA Scores
 Increase

in the number of Special Education Teachers  Quality Professional Development for Teachers  After School Math Tutoring for Students  Double Math Classes for grades 3, 4, and 5

Providing Resources for Teachers, Parents and Students
Sandalwood provides several math resources for teachers, parents, and students. Teachers can use resources at https://www.pearsonsuccessnet.com Parents can use resources at http://mdk12.org Students can use resources at http://www.coolmath.com

School Improvement Plan (Rdg.)
AYP Reading Target:

By June 2009, the number of 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade special education students at or above the proficient level on the reading MSA will ……………………

increase from 37.5 to 77 percent.

Special Education MSA Reading Scores for 2007-2008 School Year
70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 5.9% 29.4% Advanced Proficient Basic 64.7%

Data- Special Education Reading Scores
70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 2005- 20062006 2007 20072008 Basic Proficient Advanced

MSA 2008-2009!!!
 Reading

scores will need to improve…… ………………………

6.4%

Reading Resources
 Support

staff- Reading Coach and Instructional Coach (Title 1)  Small group reading instruction  IA support in reading classrooms  Implementation of the Read Well (primary) and Language! (intermediate) programs

We could also try………..
 Raising

Reading Scores

What the future holds for our special education students
 Additional

programs that will support classroom learning. variety of ways to implement reading and math to reach all learning styles. rigorous instruction in reading and especially in math.

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 More

Questions and/or Comments?

 Thank

you for taking the time to view my presentation. feel free to leave a comment or ask a question about anything that was presented!

 Please

Resources

Byers, Philip H. (2008). School Improvement Plan: Schoolwide Title I Schools for Sandalwood Elementary School.

 http://www.coolmath.com  http://mdk12.org  http://www.youtube.com  https://intranet.bcps.org  https://www.pearsonsuccessnet.com