Here’s how we approached the project:
To address the first goal, we ran pilots using units from JUMP Math, a curriculum written by Dr. John Mighton, an award winning playwright and mathematician from Canada. After a successful pilot in the 2016-17 academic year, we expanded our use of JUMP to all of PS114 in the 2017-18 school year. Relative to state targets, the school improved from well below the city average for impact on student achievement to above average.
To address the second area of focus, we ran cycles of inquiry -- a structured, ongoing process of goal setting, intervention, data collection, analysis, and adjustment of plans -- with teacher teams to ensure that we were optimizing our use of the curriculum.
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