### Algebra Screening and Progress Monitoring

```Algebra Screening
and Progress
Monitoring
Anne Foegen, Ph.D.
Iowa State University
Barbara Dougherty, Ph.D.
University of Missouri
U. S. Department of Education,
Institute of Education Sciences
Overview
 What
is ASPM?
 Algebra progress monitoring overview
 Commitments from participating teachers
 Benefits of participation
 Research activities
Q&A
What is APSM?
ASPM Basics
 Funded
by the Institute for Education
Sciences, US Department of Education
 \$1.5M over four years
 Extend previous research on algebra
progress monitoring
 Designed for 3 sites
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Mississippi (Desoto County)
Missouri (Independence)
Iowa (Sioux City)
ASPM Goals and Activities
 Develop
and refine 6 types of algebra
progress monitoring measures
 Procedural (3 existing measures, refined)
 Conceptual (2 exist, 1 in development)
 Extend existing research
 Research activities
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Measure development (Years 1, 2)
Static measurement (screening, Years 1, 2))
Progress monitoring (Years 3, 4)
Algebra
Progress
Monitoring
Algebra Progress Monitoring
 Key
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features
Brief, frequent assessment using measures of
constant difficulty
Assessment content represents long term
outcomes
Graphed data used to monitor student
growth
Complements existing assessment strategies
Sample Measures
 Procedural
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Algebra Basic Skills
Algebra Foundations
Algebra Content Analysis
 Conceptual
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Concept of a Variable
Proportional Reasoning
Sample Progress Graph
Commitments
for Participation
Participating in ASPM
 Professional
development for teachers
 Teacher data collection
 Student data collection
Teacher Professional
Development
 Learning
scoring)
 Instruction for data collection activities
 Feedback on measures, face validity of
data, other “consumer” input
 Years 1 and 2: 3 meetings/year
Teacher Data Collection
 Demographic
information
 Ratings of student proficiency
 Interviews/focus groups to provide
feedback on procedures, measure
and format for sharing data with teachers
Student Data Collection
 Year
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1: Static Studies of Procedural Measures
3 types of measures
2 forms of each at 3 points (early class 1 and 2,
end of class)
Initial instruction and practice assessments
 Year
2: Static Studies of Conceptual and
Revised Procedural Measures
 Year 3: Progress Monitoring
Benefits of
ASPM
Participation
Benefits of Participation
 Professional
development for teachers
measures and materials
 Teacher stipends: \$75 per participating
class, \$75 per project meeting
 All project costs (duplication, mailing)
paid by ISU
ASPM Research
Activities
Sample of Year 1 Data:
Summary Data
Summary of Student Performance Rounds 1 and 2
Desoto County - Fall 2011
Round 1
ABS 2
ABS 3
ABS Avg.
Desoto County
TransAlg
(N) Algebra 1
10.1
91
18.7
9.8
92
15.7
9.9
92
17.2
(N)
91
91
91
Lewisburg
(N) Algebra 1
0
20.4
13.5
15
11.1
13.5
15
17.3
TransAlg
21.1
(N)
42
21
63
AF 2
AF 3
AF Avg.
11.0
13.3
12.0
95
91
95
18.9
21.0
20.0
101
100
102
18.0
18.0
0
16
16
21.1
42
0
42
ACA 2
ACA 3
ACA Avg.
14.3
11.7
13.0
92
83
93
30.7
28.3
29.2
90
104
104
24.7
24.7
0
15
15
28.3
19.0
25.0
38
21
42
Round 2
ABS 2
ABS 3
ABS Avg.
12.4
11.1
11.8
81
83
85
20.9
18.4
19.7
97
97
97
17.1
15.7
16.4
15
15
15
19.0
17.0
17.7
65
62
70
AF 2
AF 3
AF Avg.
13.0
13.5
13.2
85
86
86
22.0
23.1
22.5
102
101
102
22.6
22.5
22.3
15
15
16
25.1
24.4
24.3
65
61
69
ACA 2
ACA 3
ACA Avg.
16.3
12.0
14.2
90
90
91
29.2
27.6
28.3
101
104
104
31.1
26.0
28.6
15
16
16
28.0
26.0
26.8
63
67
70
Sample of Year 1 Data:
Class Data
Smith Period 2 - Algebra 1
Last name
First name
ABS 2 ABS 3
29
24
16
11
7
8
28
32
* Two AF3 scores
19
6
16
19
12
6
14
20
20
19
32
7
23
4
ABS
AF 2
26.5
13.5 12
7.5
9
30 27
18
15.5 19
6
9
15
19.5 18
16
19.5 28
22
20
27.5 18
5.5 12
8
6
7
16
Round 1
AF 3
AF
ACA 2 ACA 3
30/38*
34
44
33
18
15
32
31
15
12
21
27
33
30
44
37
26
22
31
32
21
20
22
13
13
11
30
23
22
27
20
19
39
34
18
17
30
14
29
28.5
19
27
17
19.5
29
34
20
33
32
32
25
44
46
18
15
19
20
21
18.5
26
27
ACA
ABS 2 ABS 3
38.5
36
37
31.5
19
18
24
9
6
40.5
29
32
31.5
16
18
17.5
18
14
26.5
8
6
24.5
15
22
36.5
30
30
22
8
9
23
40
27
31.5
19
11
32.5
23
19
45
32
39
19.5
5
5
26.5
13
14
Round 2
ABS
AF 2 AF 3
AF
ACA 2 ACA 3
36.5 33 41
37
42
40
18.5 21 25
23
30
27
7.5 11 14
12.5
17
20
30.5 32 32
32
42
38
17 28 30
29
22
32
16 24 28
26
31
24
7 14 11
12.5
25
27
18.5 16 19
17.5
30 25 29
27
34
34
8.5 22 21
21.5
20
24
33.5 34 31
32.5
16
31
15 19 25
22
29
30
21 15 24
19.5
19
32
35.5 37 28
32.5
48
46
5 13 14
13.5
17
5
13.5
16
31
23.5
4
6
ACA
41
28.5
18.5
40
27
27.5
26
34
22
23.5
29.5
25.5
47
11
5
Questions