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Title: The Power of Information


1
The Power of Information
  • Time to Consider Course Selection
  • Mathematics Beyond

2
Looking Back
  • Statistical Data Analysis of Student At Risk
    Referrals
  • Conducted Nov. 2006/07
  • Purpose
  • Investigate the cause of high flow grade 10
    student referrals in math courses
  • - Assess / determine primary At-Risk factors
    pertaining to grade 10 math students at CPA
  • GOAL
  • Maximize student achievement success at the
    grade 10 level.

3
Background
  • 45 At-Risk referrals for Grade 10 math students
  • Students showing distinct signs of not being
    successful in their respective courses
  • Remember at time of referral collection, there
    was still plenty of time in semester to prove
    success
  • For teachers to refer at this point in semester,
    definite signs or issues must exist or be evident
    for the student and/or course.

4
Primary At-Risk Factors (Specified by CPA Math
Department)
  • Work Ethic Effort Classroom attentiveness,
    engagement, focus
  • Language Barrier (ESL/French)
  • Struggling with course content
  • Personal or Family issues/status
  • Attendance
  • Learning Disabilities

5
Looking at the Data(Total 45 Gr. 10 Referrals)
6
A Graphical Display(Data Distribution)
7
Students At-Risk Across the Board
Of the total 56 math referrals, 45 were Grade
10. Why are Grade 10 Plus Math referrals so
Prevalent?
8
Justification
  • Is there correlation between Misplacement and
  • (1) number of Gr.10 Math courses?
  • (2) Poor student success at interim, and poor
    course selection?
  • Are we justified in linking these variables?
  • Let us look deeper
  • An Interim Report of 43 or above - Misplacement?
    (lots of time to succeed)
  • An Interim Report of below 43 - true problems
    exist Misplacement? (perhaps)

9
Data Analysis
  • Lets look at the Interim Report s of all those
    students At-Risk
  • Lets examine the data distribution to determine
    if a correlation truly exists
  • Majority of students between 40-55

10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65
70
Bins Interim
10
More Data Analysis
  • Looking at the statistics
  • The mean score for referred Gr.10 students is
    43.64 - An Issue Does Exist Here

11
Possible Solutions this Issue
  • Discussion around
  • (1) The number of Grade 10 Course options
  • (2) Course Selection and Placement
  • Education for
  • Teachers Students Parents
  • Making Choices with regards to Mathematics and
    career pathways

12
Your Choices
Charles P. Allen Grade 10 Mathematics Course
Options
  • Mathematics Essentials 10
  • Mathematics 10 Pre IB
  • Mathematics Foundations 10
  • Math 10AC Semester

13
Mathematics Pre IB 10
  • Designed to prepare students for demands of IB
    Math Program
  • Academically driven students with strong work
    ethic.
  • Proven success in previous math courses
  • Extremely demanding / academically challenging
    environment

14
Mathematics 10 Academic
  • Academic 10 Mathematics program
  • Pre-requisite successful completion of Grade 9
    Math with Good to Excellent performance.
  • Highly motivated students who
  • - are independent workers (nightly homework)
  • - can quickly learn new math concepts
  • - easily understands abstract concepts
    algebraic procedural skills (high competency)
  • - are highly organized and have proven success
    in previous math courses
  • Extremely demanding / academically challenging
    environment

15
Mathematics Foundations 10
  • Students who have experienced difficulty in
    mathematics but have passed grade 9 Math
  • Gaps in math background affecting performance
  • Uncertain of their mathematical capabilities
  • May pursue careers outside of science/math
  • - many post-secondary opportunities open to this
    math
  • route all secondary programs without math
    pr-requisites
  • Meets criteria for 1st of two math credits
    required for graduation

16
Math Essentials 10
  • Everyday math skills payments, deductions,
    taxes, banking transactions, budgeting,
    investing, borrowing, automotive transactions
    etc.
  • Students who are unsuccessful in grade 9
    mathematics
  • Practical life skills suitable for all students
  • Meets criteria for 1st of two math credits
    required for graduation
  • Many post-secondary opportunities available

17
Suggested Math Routes in High School
GRADE 11
Math Pre IB 10
Math Studies SL (IB) Math SL (IB) Math Advanced
11A/B Math 11 Academic
Math Advanced 11A/B Math 11 Academic
Math Academic 10
18
Suggested Math Routes in High School (continued)
GRADE 11
Math Foundations 10
Math Foundations 11
Math 10 Essentials
Math Essentials 11
19
There are no Closed Doors
  • University Programs Offered without Academic
    Mathematics Pre-requisites

Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) (req. 1 yr.
academic study under BA admission
requirements) Bachelor in Costume
Studies Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Bachelor of Music Bachelor
of Community Design
20
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Canadian Studies Latin
  • Female Studies French
  • Philosophy History
  • Sociology Classical Stud.
  • Music
  • Bachelor of Music
  • Bachelor of Music Therapy (BMT)
  • Certificate of Music Therapy (CMT)
  • (BTH) Bachelor of Theology
  • (BRM) Bachelor of Rec. Management (based on 1
    yr. of university academic study in BA program)

21
St. Marys University
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Anthropology Classics
Philosophy Criminology Economics Religious
Studies German Studies History
Sociology Female Studies Canadian
Studies English French Geography
IDS Linguistics
22
Bachelor of Arts (BA) General Studies Canadian
Studies Philosophy Cultural Studies Political
Studies English Linguistics Religious
Studies French Sociology / Anthropology History
Spanish Female Studies Bachelor of Applied
Arts - Child and Youth Studies -
Family Studies / Gerontology Bachelor of Tourism
Hospitality Management
23
Saint Thomas University
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Bachelor of Applied Arts in
Gerontology (after 2 years in BA program based on
BA admission req.) Bachelor of Applied Arts in
Criminal Justice (after 2 years in BA program
based on BA admission requirements.) Bachelor of
Arts in Journalism (after 2 years in BA program
based on BA admission requirements.) Bachelor of
Social Work (BSW) (after 1 university degree
under BA admission requirements.)
24
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Bachelor of Music Bachelor
of Fine Arts
Bachelor of Arts in Community Studies Bachelor of
Arts in Human Kinetics
25
Applied Health Sciences Bachelor of
Recreation Leisure Studies (BREC) Bachelor
of Therapeutic Recreation Bachelor of Arts
Environmental Studies Geography IDS
International Development Studies
26
University of Toronto
Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Music Physical
Education and Health
27
Career ChoicesAssuming a Non-Academic Math
Pathway(Of 118 programs at NSCC, 113 have NO
Math Pre-requisites)
Art, Culture, Recreation
Announcers / Broadcasters Reporter Artisan /
Craftsperson Vocalist / Musician Camera
Operators Reference
Librarian Digital Animator
Recording Engineer Lighting Technician Photog
rapher Media Relations Officer
28
Business, Finance, Administration
Bank Teller Book Keeper Human Resource
Manager Insurance Adjuster Management
Consultant Office Manager Payroll
Supervisor Secretary Real-Estate Appraiser
Health
Continuing Care Assistant Dental
Assistant Paramedic
29
Management
Broadcasting Station Manger Police
Chief Department Store Manager Advertising
Executive
Natural and Applied Science
Architectural Drafter Cartographer Computer
Programmer Municipal Planner
30
Primary Industry
Greenhouse Worker Loader Operator
Logging Vegetable Grower Trawler
Captain Fishing Vessel Deck-Hand Oil and Gas
Well Drillers
Processing, Manufacturing, Utilities
Air Craft Parts Etcher Auto Assembly
Worker Industrial Meat Cutter Housing
Assembler Printing Press Operator
31
Sales and Service
Automobile Sales Associate Baker Correctional
Service Officer Firefighter Early Childhood
Educator Hairdresser
Social Sciences, Education, Govt Service,
Religion
Sign Language Interpreter Legal
Assistant Minister Psychologist School
Teacher Social Worker Sports / Recreation
Fitness Consultant
32
Sport and Leisure
Recreation Manager (Youth Correction) Recreation
Coordinator (Senior Citizen Homes) Leisure
Educator Recreation Therapist (Hospitals) Recreat
ion Program Coordinator (Prisons) Camp
Administrator (Outward Bound Schools) Adventure
Tourism Ecotourism Community Group
Facilitator Sport Animator Sport
Consultant Facility Design National / Provincial
Park Employee Sports Facility Administrators /
Managers
33
And the Big One
Trades, Transport, Equipment Operators
Automotive Service Tech. Boilermaker Bricklayer
Carpenter Construction Electrician Farm
Equipment Mechanic Heavy Duty Equipment
Tech. Industrial Technician Iron
Worker Plumbing Contractor Railway Locomotive
Engineer Tailors / Dressmakers Water Well
Driller Plumber Motor Vehicle Body
Repairer Power Engineer Refrigeration / AC
Mechanic Sheet Metal Worker Steam Fitter / Pipe
Fitter Truck Transport Mech. Welder
Jeweller Mobile Crane Operator
34
Just a few Options for Post Secondary
InstitutionsAlong this Pathway
Atlantic Media Institute Highland Resources
Limited Academy of Cosmetology Island
Career Academy Academy of Learning Institute
for Human Services Educ. Atlantic School of
Theology Maritime Business College Breton
Beauty College Conservatory of
Performing Arts CBBC Business College Maritime
School of Para-medicine College of Business,
Tech., and Health NBCC Compu-College School of
Business Nova Scotia Agricultural
College Commercial Safety College NASCAD Maritim
e School of Social Work NSCC Holland
College Nova Scotia Firefighter School Hair
Design Center Operating Engineers Investment
Ltd. Hair Masters Private Career
College Ryerson Polytechnical Institute St.
Josephs College of Early Childhood Edu.
35
Even More Career Options
  • http//careeroptions.EDnet.ns.ca

Further Questions/Follow-Up
Sohael Abidi, Mathematics Leader / Coach Charles
P. Allen High School Phone (902) 832
8964 Email abidis_at_staff.ednet.ns.ca
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