The Results Are In

Below is the analysis of my MAP data comparing the impact of instructional models: lecture vs. flipped.

Class A is comprised of high achieving 5th graders.

Curriculum:
In the lecture formated classroom, my instructional materials consisted of the 5th grade math curriculum and manipulatives. With the “flipped” model, I used the 6th grade curriculum, Fantastic 5, and Compass Learning.
Pacing
Lecture: Everyone worked at the same pace
Flipped: Self-paced

Class A: 2010-2011
Lecture
67% met Fall to Spring target growth
86% made growth with 48% making double digit growth

Class A: 2011-2012
Flipped
82% met their Fall to Spring target growth.
100% made growth with 71% making double digit growth.

Class B is comprised of identified Gifted students.

Curriculum:
In the lecture formated classroom, my instructional materials consisted of the 6th grade math curriculum. With the “flipped” model I used the 6th grade curriculum, Fantastic 5, and Compass Learning.

Pacing
Lecture: Everyone worked at the same pace
Flipped: Self-paced

Class B: 2010-2011
Lecture
74% met Fall to Spring target growth
89% made growth with 63 % making double digit growth

Class B: 2011-2012
Flipped
61% met Fall to Spring target growth
94% made growth with 61% making double digit growth

Question:
Why did the Fall to Spring growth decrease with the gifted students under the “flipped” model?

Answer:
I discussed this question with my administrator. She pointed out that the ceiling for the MAP test had been changed this year, which changed the growth norms affecting those students in the upper top quartile. In other words, the students had to now grow between 9 and 10 points as apposed to 6 or 7 points, as in previous years. So, with that information in hand, I went back to my data and made the comparisons based on last years norms. Class A was not affected by the ceiling change. However, with Class B the percentile of students making fall to spring increased. It went from 61% to 78% met. Now I know the “flipped” model had a positive impact, but to continue that impact I will need to include the Des Cartes when planning.

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