In Texas, the Old School LYSers know the power of implementing a common scope and sequence that is aligned to state accountability tests. We were the pioneers and early adopters that moved the common scope and sequence from a good theory to standard operating procedure in Texas. But to be honest, the school years go by so fast that I forgot the magnitude of improvement that occurs when a campus moves from teaching anything that resembles the content to teaching the right content at the right time.
Enter a new LYS campus in a state that just now began accountability testing. The campus is aggressively implementing a new to the state instructional tool, the common scope and sequence. Here is the impact on student performance…
|Course||Performance Improvement 2015 to 2016 (Percentage Points)|
|9th Grade ELA||+ 45|
|10th Grade ELA||+ 47|
|11th Grade ELA||+ 41|
|Algebra I||+ 48|
|Algebra II||+ 35|
Same students, same teachers, same principal. A new, begrudgingly implemented aligned scope and sequence.
Stunning! And further proof that a good teacher is not enough. At the very least our students and schools need good teachers using good instructional tools.
Think. Work. Achieve. Your turn…
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