CompassLearning has created a Math Intervention program, aligned to Response to Intervention, for students in grades five and six. Using the NCTM’s final report on Curriculum Focal Points (released in 2008), CompassLearning created a series of intervention learning paths organized by core concept/skill found in algebra. All learning paths include embedded progress monitoring to give teachers “real time” data.
The model is simple yet effective – assign a diagnostic objective-based pre-test to the student. Based on the student’s score on the pre-test, assign the appropriate tiered learning path. So, for instance, if the student gets 70% or more of the questions correct, he/she may benefit from the corresponding Tier I Intervention Learning Path. If the student gets 50-70% of the questions correct, he/she may benefit from the Tier II Intervention Learning Path. The various learning paths support three tiers of intervention:
- Tier I – Core students: those students who, generally at grade level, may need intervention on very focused specific standards.
- Tier II – Strategic Intervention: struggling students who have significant gaps, missing groups of skills needed to master concepts and standards.
- Tier III – Intensive Intervention: Students with extreme gaps in their learning, who are also failing to make progress is tier II.
The objective-based test can be assigned again upon completion of the learning path to measure mastery. This model is a great example of educational technology supporting strong pedagogy (RtI) and providing teachers with “real time” data – all to enhance student learning. If you’d like more information about this Math Intervention solution, call 487-5437.