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Presented by Ken Sexton and JoJo Ullom. Wheeling Middle School- Kumon Inquiry Project. West Liberty University-PDS. Began in 1998 Madison Elementary School Expanded to 13 Ohio County Schools Today serves 19 schools in three counties. Competitive Grant Process.

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west liberty university pds
West Liberty University-PDS
  • Began in 1998
  • Madison Elementary School
  • Expanded to 13 Ohio County Schools
  • Today serves 19 schools in three counties
competitive grant process
Competitive Grant Process
  • Average WLU PDS grant award-$95,000
  • Funded by the WV Dept. of Education and Arts
  • Until 2011-2012, all participating WLU PDS partner schools received equal funding.
  • This year, a limited number of competitive grants were offered.
wheeling middle school
WHEELING MIDDLE SCHOOL

Principal Rick Jones

wheeling middle school1
WHEELING MIDDLE SCHOOL
  • 2010-2011
    • Did not meet AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress)
    • Low in both math and reading.

http://www.schooldigger.com/go/WV/schools/0105000874/school.aspx

project proposal and cost
Project Proposal and Cost
  • Inquiry Project Proposal: What are the effects of implementing the Kumon math program for 20 sixth graders at Wheeling Middle School who did not achieve mastery on the 5th grade Westest II?
  • Cost of Project: ($5600)
    • $40 per participant/per month
    • 7 months of instruction
    • 20 participants
wms demographics gender
WMS DEMOGRAPHICS-GENDER

OHIO COUNTY

  • WMS

Female

  • Female

48%

  • Male
  • 52%
  • 55%

Male

45%

wms demographics ethnic
WMS DEMOGRAPHICS-ETHNIC

OHIO COUNTY

  • WMS

Other

2%

  • Other
  • 4%
  • Black
  • 8%

Black

17%

White

81%

  • White
  • 88%
wms demographics socioeconomic
WMS DEMOGRAPHICS- SOCIOECONOMIC

OHIO COUNTY

  • WMS
  • 47%
  • 74%

*Based on number of students who received free/reduced lunch

kumon philosophy
KUMON PHILOSOPHY

I. Success from the start

II. Advancing step-by-step

III. Speed + accuracy = mastery

IV. Learning independently

project goal and methods
PROJECT GOAL AND METHODS
  • GOAL
    • Improve student basic math skill
  • METHODS
    • Implement program from Oct. 2011-May 2012
    • Track progress
      • Completion of Kumon levels
      • Acuity Testing throughout school year
      • Results of Math Westest II scores (August 2012)
phase one wms set up
PHASE ONE: WMS SET-UP
  • Selection of students
  • Parental permission
  • School district approval
  • Faculty mentor selection
  • Schedule arrangements
phase one set up
PHASE ONE: SET UP
  • Ms. Fujiko Sawtarie, Kumon Instructor

Ms. Lauren Florence

kumon kids
KUMON KIDS

6th Graders

10 Males

10 Females

All-Partial Mastery-2011 Westest II

kumon kids1
KUMON KIDS
  • RITCHIE ELEMENTARY
    • 13 participants
    • 12 receive free/reduced lunch
    • 4 are Black/Bi-Racial
    • BETHLEHEM ELEMENTARY
    • 7 participants
    • 1 receives free/reduced lunch
    • All are White
phase one wlu set up
PHASE ONE: WLU SET-UP
  • Provide funding
  • Selection of graders
  • Arrangement of grading schedule
phase two testing
PHASE TWO: TESTING
  • 20 minute pre-test
    • Addition
    • Subtraction
    • Multiplication
    • Division
    • Fractions
phase two testing1
PHASE TWO: TESTING

+5’s

EXAMPLE PROFICIENCIES

+5’s= 3+5

+1’s= 6+1

Number Awareness=

*****

***** = 12

**

Number

Awareness

25%

+1’s

phase three implementation
PHASE THREE: IMPLEMENTATION
  • Set up of materials
results thus far 5 students
RESULTS THUS FAR (+5 students)

*Starting point= Adding 3 (Up to 21+3)

Student 2

Student 5

Student 7

Student 10

Student 17

  • Subtracting 3

Subtracting 1

Subtracting up to 5

  • Subtracting from numbers up to 12

Subtracting 2

results thus far 1 students
RESULTS THUS FAR (+1 students)

*Starting point= Adding 1 (Up to 12+1)

Student 3

Student 6

Student 9

Student 11

Student 12

Student 13

Student 14

Student 15

Student 18

Student 19

Adding 7(Up to 13+7)

Addition (Up to sum of 15)

Adding 7 (Up to 11+7)

Addition 1 (Adding up to 10)

Subtracting up to 3

Addition (Up to sum of 15)

Adding up to 7 (Pt. 1)

Adding up to 7 (Pt. 2)

Adding up to 10 (Pt. 1)

Additing up to 10 (Pt. 1)

results thus far number awareness students
RESULTS THUS FAR (Number Awareness Students)

*Starting point= Number Awareness up to 100

Student 1

Student 4

Student 8

Student 16

Student 20

  • Adding up to 7

Adding up to 12+6

Adding up to 3

  • Adding up to 11+7

Adding 5

trends in data
TRENDS IN DATA
  • Average number of Kumon steps completed (by gender)
phase four looking to the future
PHASE FOUR: LOOKING TO THE FUTURE
  • Introduce the program to feeder schools
  • Three years to Pre-Algebra Readiness
  • Kumon Summer School