New intervention materials purchased by Clover Park School District (CPSD) will help students struggling in math. CPSD has a Response to Intervention plan which integrates assessment – testing of students – and intervention within a schoolwide, multi-level prevention system to maximize student achievement and reduce behavior problems. The new math materials will help those students who need extra help mastering the concepts.
“These math materials will give students specific instruction in areas where they may be deficient,” said Brian Laubach, executive director of teaching and learning. “This will help teachers give students the skills they need to succeed.”
The new materials include “MATH 180” for middle and high school students, “TouchMath” for special education students, and elementary students will benefit from “Do The Math.” Online programs include “Achieve3000” for students in grades 3-12 and “Dreambox” for K-2 students. Teachers took training classes on the programs last month. The intervention programs include online learning materials and books and workbooks.
A committee to identify intervention materials for reading and math was formed two years ago to recommend the materials. The math programs were the last of the intervention materials identified by the committee to be purchased. Each school now uses the same intervention materials.