Nine-Week Implementation to Improve Test Scores Results in 38% Increase in Proficiency

NINE-WEEK IMPLEMENTATION TO IMPROVE TEST SCORES RESULTS IN 38% INCREASE IN PROFICIENCY

With only nine weeks of implementation behind them, participating students demonstrated high learning gains and greater excitement about math. As a result, Kanawha County achieved a 38% increase in the number of students testing proficient in math Positive Score Rate with an average of 75%.

The district’s pilot program compared the number of students proficient in math in 2010 with students in 2011 who had used Think Through Math. Schools with the lowest pre-pilot scores saw dramatic increases—up to 61%.

Kanawha County achieved a 38% increase

 

District Profile
Kanawha County Schools (KCS) constitute the largest school system in West Virginia. The district serves over 28,000 students, representing the region’s diverse socioeconomic mix.

Problem
Too many students—57%—were not achieving proficiency in mathematics on the West Virginia Educational Standards Test (WESTEST 2).

Solution
Kanawha County Schools looked to Think Through Math to help improve student scores. The program was implemented over a nine-week period between January and April 2011, with almost 1,500 students from four middle schools.

Result
After implementing Think Through Math, Kanawha County Schools achieved a 38% increase in the number of students testing proficient in math.

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