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Using Technology-Based Evaluation to Provide an Individual Scholar with Lessons for Success

In this video, Middle School ELA teacher Mrs. Dear describes how utilizing I-ready, a technology-based evaluation solution provides scholars with a individualize personalized lessons just for them.

 

Mrs. Dear has already seen improvement in students test scores. “I’ve had students that jumped up by 58 points from one diagnostic to the next and the look on their face is priceless.“

 

Video Transcription:

 

AMS students have perseverance, they have endured a lot. Throughout the year we really challenged them, especially now with the i-Ready curriculum, we're constantly pushing them to excel beyond their imagination. So where they thought they could end, I'm telling them just go a little bit further you can do it.

 

I love i-Ready, I wish I had it 4 years ago. It has given us the ability to not just see a snapshot of what our students can do, but now we can actually pinpoint the weakness that they have in the subject areas.

 

I can tell whether or not it’s comprehension or phonics, and then we can just really focus on that area and build their strength, and all the other areas as well.

 

i-Ready is technology-based, so as the students login, they get individualize personalized lessons just for them. Therefore, two students in the classroom might not be doing the same exact lesson and the same way. It is very unique, and the other features that I love about i-Ready is that I have multiple students at different learning levels and when they're all together working in i-Ready, no one knows. No one knows that someone may be on the 5th grade reading level and someone else is in the mid 8 range and I think that the program really works.

 

i-Ready is very new to us this year especially here at AMS Flower. I was a little apprehensive when we first started because I was like “okay we had to learn Google Classroom… and then we went to Schoology…. are we going to keep i-Ready?”  But then, once I went through the training and I started working with it, pulling the data and being able to literally show our students that this is not StudyIsland, this system is actually going to increase their potential.

 

I've had students that jumped up by 58 points from one diagnostic to the next and the look on their face is priceless.

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About Academies of Math & Science (AMS):

AMS has been providing award-winning STEAM curriculum throughout the state of Arizona for nearly 20 years. Our tuition-free schools provide scholars with the best educational experience in the study of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. 

 

At AMS, we believe that through a well-rounded education, we can transform today’s scholars into tomorrow’s global visionaries.

 

With 9 state-of-the-art campuses in Phoenix and Tucson Arizona along with our 100% online virtual academy, AMS is providing word-class STEAM education to over 6,000 students.

 

Academies of Math & Science is a tuition-free open enrollment educational network. If you or someone you know would like to learn more about AMS, feel free to complete the contact form and one of our friendly and knowledgeable Enrollment Specialists would love to offer you assistance.

 

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My name is Curtis Walker, and I am the Principal of Academy of Math and Science Flower.

Six years ago, I began my career with AMS as a teacher. I was a middle school language arts teacher and I transition from middle school language arts to an Assistant Principal position with the Camelback campus. Three years ago, was asked to become Principal and serve the community at AMS Flower and so three years ago I became the Principal at the Academy of Math and Science.

 

What makes AMS Flower so special and different from any other school is our sense of community. Here at AMS Flower we celebrate one another, we have a growth mindset, we look out for each other every single day and that is something that you do not find anywhere else.

 

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From front office, to facilities, to our paraprofessionals, to our teachers; there is a sense of collaboration, there's a sense of community and we have each other’s backs.

 

Every minute matters. Every minute of instruction matters and every minute of building and fostering relationships matter here at AMS Flower. Our kids need us just as much as we need them. Our kids are special there is so much hope so much potential so much that we are looking forward to seeing all of her students on a daily basis.

Our students start with us beginning in kindergarten and they matriculate all the way through to 8th grade and that is something special within itself. What happens within those years is all on our teachers. Our teachers work their hardest every single day and commit themselves to planning lessons on a daily basis, ensuring that our students receive the highest quality of Education possible.  

Along the way, there’s the integration of Technology and making sure that celebrations are happening along the way. Our teachers want to make sure that our students have every opportunity afforded to them outside of AMS Flower."

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