Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Baby steps

Our Maori achievement data shows a slight reduction from Term 1 to mid-term 2 of students who Did Not Sit (DNS) the Linear Algebra assessment. 
  

AS 91029
% Maori
Term 1
% Maori
Term 2
N
90% - DNS
75% - DNS
A
10%
25%
M
0%
0%
E
0%
0%


Achievement criteria in student-friendly language were revisited in conjunction with explicit literacy and teaching strategies as shown below

Algebra - Internal  3 credits - Numeracy
ACHIEVED
Form equations, Solve equations (line graph), Substitute
MERIT
Interpret data (in context)
EXCELLENCE
Create and solve your own equation
Literacy Strategy:
3 Level Guide
Achieved - Read on the line
Merit - Read between the lines
Excellence - Read beyond the lines
Teaching Strategy
Forming equations: Look for secret words: each, every, single, one, per; that number gets the letter

Solving equations: =sum(

Interpreting tables: Colour code cheapest prices


The table below shows an increase in Maori Achievement from 10% to 38% and a reduction in students not sitting assessments from 90% to 62%. 
AS 91029
% Maori
Term 1
% Maori
mid Term 2
% Maori after Term 2 exam
N
90% - DNS
75% - DNS
62% - DNS
A
10%
25%
38%
M
0%
0%
0%
E
0%
0%
0%
The Maori National Decile Equivalent (%) for Not achieved for this standard is 17.8%. We still have a way to go to get students confident enough to attempt assessment tasks.



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