Class C And Class B

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Moving on to number sense, Class C had the highest average at 65, and Class B scored the lowest with 55. In addition, Class B also scored below the grade level average of 60 and tied the state mean of 55. The standard deviation and variance for Class B were the lowest. Class A and Class C have discrepancies between the mean and median causing a negative skew in the distribution of scores. However, Class A has a couple of outlying low scores that adversely affect the mean, variance, and standard deviation. For performance purposes, 59% of Class B (10 out of 17) scored below the grade level mean of 60. Calculating the standard deviations from the mean showed Class A with 7 students scoring 1 or 2 SDs above the mean and 6 students scoring 1 or 3 SDs below the mean. In Class B, 7 students scored 1 SD above the mean and 10 students scored 1 or 2 SDs below the mean. Summing up the number sense data, Class C had 12 students scoring 1 or 2 SDs above the mean and 6 students scoring 1 or 2 SDs below the mean. The last reporting category of ratio had a grade level mean of 61 and a state mean of 58. Class C had the highest score of 71, and Class B had the lowest with 54 due to one outlying score that adversely affected the mean. Class A has a normal distribution of scores, but Class B has a positive skew. The distribution of scores using the mean of 61 and the standard deviation of 18 show Class A having 5 students who scored 1 or 2 SDs above the mean and 8 students who scored 1 or 2 SDs below the mean. For Class A, 62% of the students (8 out of 13) scored below the mean of 61. Class B had 6 students who scored 1 or 2 SDs above the mean and 11 students who scored 1 to 3 below the mean. Class B had 65% of the students (11 out o... ... middle of paper ... ...t provided by the Florida Department of Education. Pulling FCAT 2.0 data from previous years will be helpful in identifying trends as well as looking at the student growth points for those students who scored a Level 1 or Level 2 on the assessment. When looking at basic proficiency calculations for students who received a Level 3 or higher, Class C had the highest proficiency at 72%, Class B had 59% proficient, and Class A had 46% proficient. These scores do not necessarily line up with the individual class scores for each reporting category. Therefore, looking at the previous year’s FCAT 2.0 data will be beneficial in identifying possible next steps for program instruction and professional development. All of the data will be used as I move forward with identifying the strengths and weaknesses and how to improve student achievement on the FCAT 2.0 in 2014.
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