Math Challenge #3 -- Is Tracking Student Skill Levels Taking Instruction Time From Teachers?

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Internet based gives teachers and administrators the ability to instantly chart and track student's mathematics skill levels.

As state legislators across the country boost math graduation requirements, school administrators and teachers will need effective tools to analyze how students throughout the K-12 pipeline are meeting new achievement benchmarks. Add this to the dueling tasks of teaching the curriculum as well as the material on state standardized tests, and time becomes precious. Internet based gives teachers and administrators the ability to instantly chart and track student's mathematics skill levels.

For individual students, teachers can review an automatically generated activity summary that displays what topics the student worked on, how many worksheets were completed, and how long the student actively practiced. The activity summary shows raw data for how many problems were answered and how many answers were correct, and then gives the student a mastery rating based on the percentage of correct answers.

MathScore's class analytic tool can save teachers even more time. This report displays statistics for all students in the class by specific math skill such as Fast Multiplication or Fraction Simplification in a single easy-to-read chart. The mastery rating for each student is displayed so the teacher can see, at-a-glance, which students are struggling and need extra instruction in that topic and which are ready to move ahead faster.

"I can measurably observe my students' stellar effort and proficiency gains with ease," reports Janette Leath, a 5th grade teacher at Bishop Elementary School, one of the first teachers to implement MathScore.

News of the students' rising math skills proficiency and the time-saving analytic tools quickly spread beyond Leath's classroom at Bishop.

After reviewing the outstanding results, administrators of Sunnyvale School District in Sunnyvale, California, to which Bishop Elementary School belongs, made the decision to implement MathScore district wide. Now all district students have the opportunity to improve their math proficiency and teachers will be able to make student assessments more quickly, leaving more time for classroom instruction and individualized attention.

Accurate Learning Systems Corporation

Based in Palo Alto, California, Accurate Learning Systems Corporation is committed to putting superior, skill-building learning environments in the hands of teachers, students, administrators and parents. MathScore is a patent-pending, Internet-based math practice environment designed to raise student math achievement. MathScore is unique in its ability to randomly generate an unlimited number of practice problems that adapt difficulty to each student's capabilities and in its ability to provide teachers and parents with instant feedback. More information can be found at MathScore and are trademarks of Accurate Learning Systems Corporation. All other brand and products referenced herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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