Monday, April 11, 2011
The results are in (well sort of...)
So last week we I received our score report from the Juniors' ACT testing. This year's Juniors were the first class to use the Carnegie instruction for Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2. In addition we've made an effort at our school for all classes to incorporate test preparation in one way or another throughout our courses instead of just cramming in review for a few weeks before testing. I'm happy to report that our math scores are up! I don't have the exact numbers, (we're currently doing our own analysis of the data) but there are definitely more students with college ready math scores than last year (and we had less students testing this year). It appears that our hard work is paying off. We still have a way to go, but we are making huge strides at our school. There are 3 tests that go into creating our AYP school report card. The ACT is only one part. The other two parts are the ACT Work Keys Test and the MME (Michigan Merit Exam, which is based on the MI standards and benchmarks). Our overall results won't be available until later this summer, but the math department is happy with our progress and hopes that our scores will continue to rise.