Thursday, 15 November 2018

2018 GIS Jnr School Oral Language "achievers and gains"

Room 2

Greatest Gains from Baseline>Checkpoint 2 = M.T (3yrs 6 months > 6yrs 6 months) + 3yrs

Above chronological age = A.K (+1yr 6months)



Room 3

Greatest Gains from Baseline>Checkpoint 2 = T.P (3yrs 11 months > 6yrs 6 months) + 2yrs 7 months

Above chronological age = L.B (+1yr), A.M (+9months), K.M (+9months), B.T (+5months), F.T (+4months) and
J.V (+5months)



Room 4

Greatest Gains from Baseline>Checkpoint 2 = J.MH (5yrs 6 months > 7yrs 7 months) and 
K.U (4yrs 5 months > 6yrs 10 months).  + 2 yrs 1 month and 2yrs 5 months

Above chronological age = P.A (+ 9months), T.A (+ 1 month).



Room 9

Greatest Gains from Baseline>Checkpoint 2 = E.T (3yrs 8 months > 6yrs 10 months). + 3yrs 2 months

Above chronological age = B.A (+ 3months), F.H (+ 8 months), K.M (+7 months), C.P (+ 10 months), 
E.T (+ 6 months)



Room 10

Greatest Gains from Baseline>Checkpoint 2 = P.E (4yrs 8 months > 7yrs 5 months) and 
D.S (4yrs 11 months > 7yrs 7 months).  2 yrs 9 months and 2 year 8 months



WONDERINGS...

  • How is the "gain" sustained?
  • What will the next bridge look like?

2018 GIS Jnr School Oral Language Assessment

2018 Oral language Assessments
T2 - Base Line                    T3 - Checkpoint 1   T4 Checkpoint 2
(6 MONTHS)
ALL DATA IS “clean” DATA

Rm 2
(Y1) +1year 3months accelerated progress

Baseline Average Oral Language   3 yrs 6 months
(RANGE 2.10 - 5.0)

Check point 1 Average   4 yrs 3 months
(RANGE 3.3 - 6.6)

Check point 2 Average   4 yrs 9 months
(RANGE 3.3 - 7.3)
Greatest Gain over chronological age = +1 year 6 months


Rm 9
                                                           +1year 6months accelerated progress (Y1/2)

                                                                   4yrs 3months   Baseline Average Oral Language
(RANGE 2.10 - 5.10)
         
                                                                                     5 yrs 3 months Checkpoint 1 Average
(RANGE 3.6 - 7.3)

                                                                                     5 yrs 8 months Checkpoint 2 Average
(RANGE 3.11 - 7.5)
Greatest Gain over chronological age = + 10 months


Rm 3
(Y2) +2 years 2 months accelerated progress

Baseline Average Oral Language   5 yrs 3 months
(RANGE 3.11 - 7.3)   

Check point 1 Average   6 yrs 3 months
(RANGE 5.0 - 7.7)

Check point 2 Average   7 yrs 5 months
(RANGE 6.1 - 7.9)
Greatest Gain over chronological age = + 1 year

Rm 4
+9 months progress   (Y2/3)

6yrs   Baseline Average Oral Language
(RANGE 2.5 - 8.1)

6 yrs 9 months Check point 1 Average
(RANGE 2.6 - 8.1)

Check point 2 Average
6 yrs 9 months (RANGE 2.6 - 8.3)
Greatest Gain over chronological age = + 9 months


Rm 10
(Y4/5)   +1 year 1 month accelerated progress

Baseline Average Oral Language   6 yrs 3 months
(RANGE 4.8 - 7.11)

Check point 1 Average   7yrs
(RANGE 5.0 - 8.3)

Check point 2 Average   7 yrs 4 months
(RANGE 6.1 - 8.3)
Greatest Gain over chronological age = + 2 years 9 months
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………

  • Greatest progress Rm 3 (+2 years 2 months progress)
  • Least progress Rm 4 (+9 months progress)
  • Overall average progress = 1year 4months (in 6 months)

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Bubbles and Bursts - condensed version






What happened for the learners?

Since April 2017 I have been tracking 6 students predominately in years 1 and 2 (now 2 and 3) in the context of their reading progress and much more specifically this year in terms of their language acquisition and development given the whanau engagement initiatives I have facilitated and diversified at G.I.S…

SK (a Tongan boy) overall moved 13 reading levels.
He is now working within his expected curriculum level
Baseline oral language; 3 years 8 months
T4; 6 years 6 months. (5 months behind his actual age)
Overall gain of 2 years 10 months.

FH (a C.I.M girl) overall moved 12 reading levels.
She is now working within her expected curriculum level
Baseline oral language; mirrored 6 years 1 month.  
T4; 7 years 5 months. (7 months ahead of her actual age).
Overall gain of 1 year 4 months.

AG (a C.I.M twin girl) overall moved 8 reading levels
She is now working within her expected curriculum level.
Baseline oral language; 4 years 11 months. 
T4; 5 years 10 months. (1yr 2 months behind her actual age)
Overall gain of 9 months.

 NK (C.I.M twin girl ii) overall moved 9 reading levels.
She is now working within her expected curriculum level.
Baseline oral language; 5 years old.  of 6
T4; 7 years 3 months. (3 months ahead of her actual age)
Overall gain of 2 years 3 months.

JT (a Nuiean girl) overall moved 11 reading levels.
She is now working above her expected curriculum level.
Baseline oral language; 5 years 10 months. 
T4; 6 years 6 months. (11 months behind her actual age)
Overall gain of 8 months.

TA (a NZ Maori boy) overall moved 5 reading levels,
He is now working above his expected curriculum level.
Baseline oral language;  6 years 6 months.
T4; mirrored chronological age equivalent of 7 years 7 months.
Overall gain of 1 year 1 month.


What evidence do I have for this?

Standardised T4 2017/T4 2018 reading data comparison which shows...
  • 66% acceleration progress within a curriculum level.
  • 33% acceleration progress into a higher curriculum level.



Standardised termly reading tracking in 2018 which shows... 
  •        accelerated progress within or exceeding expected curriculum levels.




Standardised Oral Language assessment data (gathered over a 6 month period)...

  •     significant accelerated progress from the baseline gathering…
  •      ranges in increases from 130% > 560%

                          
                                                             
What did I do to make this happen?
  • Community initiatives...soap box derby, Christmas store, rugby
  • Class Dojo...instant communication
  • Reading Together ( i & ii)...listening to whanau voice
  • Story Sacks...thinking outside the bag
  • Pasifika Early Literacy Programme...embracing culture
  • Kete Talanoa's...inclusive diversity 


Wonderings about what next...
I WONDER....
  • If we are willing to let go of the lesson we have planned, so as to have the lesson that is waiting for us...
  • If when an opportunity doesn't knock, do we build a door...
  • If success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm...
I WONDER IF EVERY CHILD HAS A CHAMPION,  A MAGIC WEAVER,
AN UNCONDITIONAL CONSTANT WHO NEVER GIVES UP ON THEM,
WHO UNDERSTANDS THE POWER OF A CONNECTION
AND INSISTS THAT THEY BECOME THE BEST THAT THEY CAN BE...

THEY ACTUALLY WILL!