DELHI, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 12, 2012) - 3P Learning
100% of all Grade 3 students at St. Frances Cabrini School achieved Level 3 and higher in Mathematics in the EQAO standings! St. Frances Cabrini School is an innovative school, led by Ms. Carol Luciani, within the Brant Haldimand Norfolk CDSB that uses a blended learning approach for education(i). Assessments were conducted May 23 to June 6, 2012 and the results are in!
"The teacher is thrilled, I am thrilled and I know the kids and parents will be as well…. A significant thing for me is that the teacher had the opportunity to teach the students in Grade 2 where they completed all gold bars in Mathletics (achieving mastery in all the concepts); She had them again in Grade 3 and all of the students completed their gold bars in Mathletics....so I believe that this, along with great teaching that exposed them to a variety of questions directly contributed to their success on the assessment." Carol Luciani, Principal, St. Frances Cabrini School.
For the school years 2010 to 2012, Ms. Luciani supported her staff - specifically - Mrs. Leanne Howse to work with the students in the classroom and to use the web-based program Mathletics. The program encourages the students to achieve Mastery (85% or higher) for each and every concept learned. The curriculum in the Mathletics' resource is aligned to the Ontario provincial expectation requirements.
"I would also like to address the fact that the Grade 6 scores rose by 10% over the previous year and this increase can be contributed to a greater focus on Mathletics mastery as well." Says Luciani.
These are amazing achievements for the students, teachers and Ms. Luciani of St. Frances Cabrini School. As research shows, these students are positioned for success with this foundation in learning(iii). Congratulations to all!
The Ontario Minister of Education sets policy for student assessment and the EQAO (Education Quality and Assessment Office) - an arm's length organization - provides parents, teachers and the public accurate and reliable information about student achievement. These assessments are scheduled yearly and are one of the tools to measure student performance.(ii) There are 4 Levels of achievement within the EQAO assessment process. Level 3 essentially means that students are meeting the province's average level of achievement and Level 4 is exceeding expectations. A full description of the Levels can be found in the Understanding Levels of Achievement document of the EQAO website. http://www.eqao.com/pdf_e/12/UnderstandingLevelsAchievemet_PrimaryDivision_en.pdf
(i) Blended Learning in education is comprised of a combination of teacher facilitated learning and the use of technology.
(ii) In its curriculum policy documents, the Ministry of Education of Ontario clearly describes the knowledge and skills students are expected to demonstrate by the end of each grade. EQAO provides assessment information about how well students are achieving key reading, writing and mathematics curriculum expectations by the end of Grade 3 (primary division) and the end of Grade 6 (junior division), two strategic points along the learning continuum. Recent surveys by EQAO indicate that more than 80% of teachers use this summative assessment information to help them plan effective learning and assessment experiences for their students.
(iii) "Students who meet the provincial standard in early grades are more likely to carry that success into later grades. Those who do not meet the provincial standard in early grades are at a greater risk of not having the literacy and numeracy skills they will need in secondary school and beyond." (reference: The Power of Ontario's Provincial Testing Program). http://www.eqao.com/pdf_e/12/PowerOntProv_TestingProg_en.PDF
Mathletics is an online learning platform. The platform includes many teaching and learning resources with an abundance of adaptive content and real-time progress indicators for students, teachers and administrators. Differentiation tools to place students into ability groups, self-paced learning activities and problem solving exercises are just a few elements to the fundamental design of the Mathletics resource.
3P Learning is the founding company who created Mathletics, an online learning platform. Their global headquarters are in Australia, with operations in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Canada and the United States.