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Dr. Brian Scott Writes Foreward to Which Math Skills Are Students Missing

FOREWARD Wouldn’t it be great if all math students in a classroom came with the same experiences and same motivation to learn?  It’s a nice thought, but the reality is that there is a wide range of skills and readiness … Continue reading

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Creative Elementary Math Intervention Strategies

Kathy Kreidler of Taylor County Elementary just presented to two packed houses at the FCTM (Florida Council of Teacher’s of Mathematics) Conference. Kathy is an extraordinary, innovative educator dedicated to helping her students connect with math. Take a look at this … Continue reading

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Groundbreaking study released: Which Math Skills Are Students Missing

Ascend Education announced today the release of a new study showing the frequency of math skill gaps found in U.S. students. Which math skill gaps are most common to students in a particular grade? What percentage of students identified for … Continue reading

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Intensive Intervention Pays Off for ELL Students

Congratulations to the students and educators at Carlin Springs Elementary, a largely Hispanic school with a high ELL population. Their third-grade students had a pass rate on the state’s standardized math test of 95 percent, a gain of 47 percentage … Continue reading

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Technology that works for Special Ed Students has side benefits

A recent article in Education Dive explores ways in which technology can make invisible the help that special education students receive compared to their general ed counterparts. “There’s some anecdotal evidence that the technology itself, with its multimedia presentation and … Continue reading

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Study Shows Wide Disparity in Student Intervention Needs

Soon, Ascend Education will release a study revealing the math skill gaps most prominent among students in need of intervention. To the best of my knowledge, this is the first time this kind of important data will be made available … Continue reading

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In intervention, the Math “Grind” requires the right reward

In a past article on gamification I’ve written that “Interactive engagement, not entertainment, is at the core of a computer game’s ability to motivate.  Finding ways to make math more interactive and more engaging is the key to making math software … Continue reading

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Ascend Math announces new Teacher Dashboard

Ascend Education announced today the addition of a Teacher Dashboard to its Ascend Math intensive math intervention product. The Ascend Math Dashboard puts the most valuable information on class progress in Ascend Math all in one place for teachers to … Continue reading

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Math Intervention requires time, but how to find it?

Todd Hicks, Principal of Crosby Middle School, an Ascend Math Gold Medal Leader, has worked out a unique approach to gaining time for intervention.  He shared his scheduling techniques with a group of math teachers at TCEA (Texas Computer Educators … Continue reading

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Gold Medal Honors Exceptional Math Intervention Implementations

This year, Ascend Math is honoring 23 Gold Medalist schools whose math intervention efforts have brought about a turnaround at their schools. The Ascend Math Gold Medal Award was established in 2010 to honor the schools or districts that best … Continue reading

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