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Multiple Faces of Collaboration. Test Prep Lab Grant. May 17, 2007 Kristen Stephens & Cherie Pandora. Kristen Stephens Math Dept. Chair Teacher of Integrated Math Pre-Calculus Calculus. Cherie Pandora Coordinator K-12 Teacher-Librarian Grantwriter. Rocky River HS Researchers.

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Multiple Faces of Collaboration

Test Prep Lab Grant

May 17, 2007

Kristen Stephens &

Cherie Pandora

rocky river hs researchers
Kristen Stephens

Math Dept. Chair

Teacher of

Integrated Math

Pre-Calculus

Calculus

Cherie Pandora

Coordinator K-12

Teacher-Librarian

Grantwriter

Rocky River HSResearchers
grantwriting support team
Grantwriting Support Team
  • Kristen Stephens, Math Department Chair
  • Cherie Pandora, Teacher-Librarian
  • Candace Hecker, Guidance
  • Grantwriting committee
  • Deborah Bernard, Principal
purpose
Purpose

To better prepare students for

state proficiency and

national tests using TLC

(Teacher- Librarian Collaboration)

using data
Using Data
  • Data for Student Learning (DSL)
    • Not all Integrated Math students failed the Math proficiency test
    • All Integrated Math students failed the Reading proficiency test
    • If you can’t read the questions, how can you do the math problem?
  • How do we solve this dilemma?
collaboration begins
Collaboration begins
  • ILILE 1st Summer Symposium 2003
  • Game Theory
    • Probability
  • Using Testing Data
    • Reading scores
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To Promote Learning

using the

Test Preparation Lab

TPL2

goal 1 enhance tlc
Goal #1: Enhance TLC
  • Instruction-- software
  • Weekly visits - Math Classes
  • ESL collaboration
  • Expanded to Science and Social Studies
goal 2 raise ogt scores
Goal #2: Raise OGT scores
  • Integrated Math by 20%
  • Geometry by 10%
  • Advanced or Accelerated

Algebra II Honors at or above 75 %

goal 3 raise sat
Goal #3: Raise SAT
  • SAT Verbal by 2 %
    • Critical Reading
    • Writing
test prep lab
Test Prep Lab
  • $5,000 grant
  • 30 Desktop Tutor CDs
  • 50 SAT books
  • 50 ACT books
  • Flashcards
  • Teacher materials
methodology ogt sat
Methodology OGT & SAT
  • Collect Pre- and Post-test data
  • Address specific weaknesses in class
  • Schedule Test Lab visitations
  • Utilize software programs in class/ library
  • Check out software for home use
ogt 589 students
OGT: 589 Students
  • Mathematics-- 365
    • 9th grade—156
    • 10th grade 209
  • ESL--Reading—5 students
  • Biology – 73 students
  • 17 classroom teachers
sat 147 students
SAT: 147 Students
  • Junior English 2 teachers
  • Academic—142 students
  • Special Education—5 students
findings
Findings

“The Test Prep Lab had had a dramatic positive impact on the RRHS tenth grade students in preparing for the OGT. As a teacher of lower track sophomores, it has really helped me to prepare my students for the March test. …I have seen huge gains in my students.”

advantages
Advantages
  • Differentiated instruction
  • “Hints” are given to students in the software
  • Teacher can work one-on-one with students while other students work through their own set of problems
ogt quotes from students
OGT quotes from students
  • “ It’s…

…a fun way to study for the OGT”

…so easy and fun to use.”

…not like a real test.”

…very challenging and interesting.”

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Improving Student Learning

  • Grants
  • Student to Student Tutoring
  • Searching for updated programs
  • -Study Island
lsta roars grant
LSTA ROARS Grant
  • Federal money
  • $ 17,581
  • School money
  • $ 5,967
  • Total $23,548
  • 18 laptops + cart
  • Printer + scanner
roars the lsta grant
ROARS—the LSTA grant

Resources + Outreach

=

Achievement for River Students

rocky river partners
Rocky River Partners
  • RR Public Library
    • Purchased online database
    • Testing & Education Reference Center
  • RR Education Foundation
    • Grant support
  • Between Schools
    • Goldwood and/or Kensington tutoring
sat act test prep online
SAT/ACT Test Prep Online
  • Learning Express Library
    • INFOhio
    • http://www.infohio.org
  • Testing and Education Reference Center
    • Rocky River Public Library
    • Peterson’s online database
sos students for other students
SOS (Students for Other Students)

Peer Tutoring Program

  • Students in 11th and 12th grade Math
  • Work with Students grades K-12
  • 1400 volunteer hours
  • 60 tutors
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Rocky River High School

Celebrates 1 of 20 Nationally

Test Prep Lab

SOS Peer Tutoring

intel scholastic award 150 000
Intel Scholastic Award $150,000
  • Math Department
  • TI software
  • TV’s
  • Graphing Calculators
  • LCD Projectors entire Math Department
  • VCR/DVD Combination
  • Scanners
  • Staff Development/Celebration
smart showcase
SMART Showcase
  • 5 SmartBoards
  • Entire Math department
  • Wall-mounted
contact information
Contact information
  • Rocky River High School

20951 Detroit Road

Rocky River, OH 44116

  • Kristen: 440-356-6800
  • Cherie: 440-356-6825 or 1654
email addresses
Email Addresses

Kristen Stephens

<kristen_stephens@admin.rockyriver.k12.oh.us>

Cherie Pandora

<cherie_pandora@admin.rockyriver.k12.oh.us>