Redesigning practice: Using research evidence to design refined and highly tailored responses to issues identified in the profiling

The two literacy strategies (word definition and mnemonic) were used constantly and consistently and were the norm for learning activities each day.
PPDAC represents:
Problem
Plan
Data
Analysis
Conclusion/comments
Word definitions included:
variables, bivariate, statistics, data, interpolate, extrapolate and outlier.
Feedback given to learners was based on their effort and how confidently they used the PPDAC cycle for each activity

Monday, 10 April 2017
Bivariate Statistics  Literacy Strategies
Friday, 7 April 2017
Let the data tell the story
Maths credits  Total NCEA credits  Teacher reflection  
7  33 
Year 11 students at my school lost NINE timetabled maths lessons in term 1 due to school activities like:
Powhiri practice  1 period Powhiri  1 period Athletics Day  2 periods Teacher only day  2 periods and Student Achievement Conferences  3 periods. One of the ways to make up for lost TIME would be for students to return to school during the Easter break, do some revision and then sit missed assessments............................. Who was I kidding?? I had to come up with a more believable plan, so I turned to my trusted friend.......DATA. Term 1 credit protocol at our college is for each learner to get a minimum of 4 credits per subject so that they could end the term on a total of at least 20 NCEA credits. The table on the left, shows our NCEA L1 Maori learners' data, 3 weeks before end of term 1. The credits highlighted in green are my year 11 Maori learners and if you look closely enough you will see that one (11%) of my learners has met term 1 credit protocol compared to nine (20%) schoolwide......... I had read a Momentum Quote a few days ago which said "if they can do it, so can you", so I shared this data and the quote with my learners today and it encouraged them to reflect on what we can do differently. With 4 days left to go this term, we hope that sharing the data will get us the desired outcome.  
3  29  
4  27  
4  27  
4  26  
0  25  
4  23  
4  21  
0  21  
0  19  
4  17  
4  17  
4  16  
4  16  
4  14  
4  12  
4  12  
4  12  
0  12  
4  11  
4  10  
0  10  
4  9  
4  8  
0  8  
4  7  
4  6  
0  6  
0  5  
0  5  
0  4  
0  4  
0  4  
0  3  
0  3  
0  3  
0  2  
0  0  
0  0  
0  0  
0  0  
0  0  
0  0  
0  0 
Saturday, 1 April 2017
Linear Algebra  Data
"Most people quit because they look how far they have to go, not how far they have come"  Anon.
Just reflecting on how my NCEA L1 Maori learners are progressing, as we near the end of term 1. Our NCEA L1 Algebra assessment, worth 3 credits, was postponed from Tuesday to Friday as learners did not feel confident enough on the day.
On the Friday 6 students (60%) were absent, 3 students (30%) did not sit (DNS) as they felt that they needed to build more confidence and 1 student (10%) sat the assessment. A comparison of data is shown in the table below.
Just reflecting on how my NCEA L1 Maori learners are progressing, as we near the end of term 1. Our NCEA L1 Algebra assessment, worth 3 credits, was postponed from Tuesday to Friday as learners did not feel confident enough on the day.
On the Friday 6 students (60%) were absent, 3 students (30%) did not sit (DNS) as they felt that they needed to build more confidence and 1 student (10%) sat the assessment. A comparison of data is shown in the table below.
AS 91029
Internal
3 credits

% Maori 1104MAT  2017

% Maori 1104MAT  2016

Maori National Decile Equivalent (%)  2016

N

90%  DNS

33%  DNS

17.8%

A

10%

50%

62.2%

M

0%

17%

14.7%

E

0%

0%

5.3%

A final extension will be given in the last week of term which is 2 weeks away. Fingers crossed, we hope to reduce the number of students with DNS (did not sit) as it defaults to not Achieved (N).
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