Our Work in Schools
Since 2003, CPP has not only helped students improve their grades and test scores but also helped schools better serve their students. Our staff has taught in classrooms, offered in-service presentations to math faculty, delivered data analysis to school principals, and even recommended changes to and subsequently rewritten a school’s math curriculum.
Beginning in 2021-22, we are excited to announce that we will be working with a Connecticut middle school over the next two years to help its teachers deliver more effective instruction to its students.
Schools We've Worked With
Two of our instructors, Zac and Rebekah, will be in the middle school daily with the objective of helping teachers help students. These duties will include:
- establishing goals for the year with each teacher in grades 5 through 8,
- observing teachers teach,
- coteaching some classes,
- working with teachers to create meaningful student assessments,
- aying groundwork for more organized data collection within the classroom,
- assisting with math intervention, especially when teachers are overwhelmed,
- reviewing the curriculum and in-class instruction to ensure it is well-aligned with SBAC, and
- making recommendations on how to change math curriculum for future years based on current-year results
Here are some of our objectives for our first year:
- Learn from grade teachers what skills their incoming students are expected to arrive with and what skills they currently have.
- Review materials teachers are using to help teachers to improve them.
- Zero in on the essential math topics that are the prerequisites for succeeding in grades 5, 6, 7, & 8.
- Have teachers observe/learn new strategies to help their students who have trouble with math.
- Strive to increase math competencies and math scores on state tests (SBAC) administered to students grade 5, 6, 7, 8.
- Strive to improve math competencies in the middle school so students will be better prepared to succeed at high school math as well as perform well on the PSAT and SAT.
- Review data collection in the classroom and observe how teachers use that information and trial recommendations if efficiencies can be gained.
- Determine with teachers and principal if there is a better way to deliver math to grades 5, 6, 7, 8 usin