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Middle School Math Intervention – Bridging Skill Gaps

Online Tutoring at Holcomb Bridge Middle School, Georgia

Fulton County SchoolsAs a district-approved online tutoring provider at Fulton County Schools (FCS), FEV Tutor partners with several FCS Elementary and Middle Schools in the Greater Atlanta area to deliver highly-targeted, live 1-to-1 Math and ELA Tutoring support. Our classroom-connected tutoring services are delivered to FCS students during the school day, after-school, and at-home on nights and weekends to help students bridge skill-gaps, prepare for the Georgia Milestones Assessment, support remediation, and as an in-school suspension support schlager herunterladen gratis.

The Program:

Holcomb Bridge DemographicsHolcomb Bridge Middle School (HBMS) partnered with FEV Tutor in the 2016-17 Academic Year to deliver an intensive Math Intervention program ahead of the Georgia Milestones Exam to address a gap in support services for their 8th Grade students. HBMS administrators first identified 8th Grade Math students who did not achieve proficiency on their 7th Grade Georgia Milestones Assessment. The goal of the program was to help bridge skill gaps so that by the time students finished 8th Grade and entered High School, they would be better prepared to transition into their 9th Grade Algebra 1 classes rap.

Before the launch of the program, FEV Tutor’s Education Team met with HBMS teachers and administrators to identify common pain-points and areas in need of improvement among participating students. The FEV instructional team then developed a general learning plan for all participating students that was adapted and differentiated to each student’s need level throughout the four month tutoring initiative facebook video privat herunterladen.

HMBS-7th-Grade-Student“My classroom teacher, she is usually walking around, not focused on one student. [But] my tutor gets to help me, and only me so that’s why I like having a tutor…I was not passing my math class before, [but] now that I was going on tutoring and somebody was helping me, I am now passing Math!”

— Anaya Stanislas, 7th Grade Student

Students met 1-on-1 with their own professional tutor twice a week during the school day throughout the Spring semester to work on lessons designed to boost students’ pre-Algebra skills ahead of the Georgia Milestones assessment herunterladen. Identified Learning Strands included: Slope, Functions, Writing Linear Equations and Functions, and Graphing Linear Equations.

Students did not move onto a new topic until they showed concept mastery. Each online tutoring session concluded with a formative exit ticket, if a student scored a 75% or lower on their exit ticket the tutor would re-teach and review the learning strand with students during the next tutoring session herunterladen. Students were given up to two more opportunities to go through similar problems with their tutor and master the standard. On average, participating students attended a total of 20 virtual tutoring sessions and worked with tutors for a total of 14 hours.

Jatoyia-Armour“I’ve been teaching this class, or a class like this, for four years now and this is the first time I am not stressed about a student getting what they need audio treiber windows 10 download kostenlos. I feel like FEV allowed that to happen. Without FEV I feel like I [would not] be able to reach my students on everything, I’ve just been able to reach little points that I know everyone needs, but FEV really helps allow me to make sure my kids get individualized learning every time, every week. I feel like, growth wise, I’m being a lot more successful in making sure my kids hit their goals…it takes the stress off of me.”
–Jatoyia Armour, Math Teacher


holcombbridge-logoHolcomb Bridge student growth was measured by analyzing performance on the STAR Benchmark Assessment and on the Georgia Milestones Assessment icloud fotos downloaden niet.

STAR Assessment Growth

HMBS provided FEV’s data analysis team the results from the Fall, Winter, and Spring STAR Benchmarks to measure the impact of FEV’s tutoring on student achievement. The results show that students who attended FEV’s tutoring an average of two times per week grew 56.9 points on their quarterly STAR assessments neue version von internet explorer kostenlosen. The average Holcomb Bridge FEV tutor participant grew from the 61st nationwide percentile to the 72nd percentile from Fall to Spring STAR results.

Average STAR Assessment ScoresOnline Tutoring - STAR Assessment Grwoth

The graph above shows average gains from the Fall (before tutoring was introduced), Winter, and Spring STAR exams. On average, students participating in the online tutoring program grew 14.4 points on each quarterly STAR assessment. 

Chris-S“We saw tremendous growth in these kids windows schreibprogramm kostenlosen. We saw the students become different math students. We saw almost immediate improvement in performance in class, they’re passing quizzes, they are getting A’s on quizzes, they’re raising their hand and giving good answers, not just guessing, they’re really confident in what they’re doing and have become a more integral part of class, which was tremendous.”
— Chris Shearer, Principal

Growth on the Georgia Milestones

Students participating in FEV’s Virtual Tutoring Program showed significant gains on their Georgia Milestone Assessment. These students initially identified for tutoring had scored at a beginning or developing level on their 2016 Milestone assessments. In 2017, 70% of participating students exceeded projected 7th to 8th grade gains on their Math Assessment and 30% of students grew by over 15 points from their 7th to 8th Grade assessments whatsapp fürs ipad herunterladen.

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The graph above shows gains attained across all students participating in the online tutoring program from their 2016 to 2017 Georgia Milestones Assessment

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