04-09-2013 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #29


Title
Scholastic Mathematics Inventory

Discussion

A mathematics assessment program for progress monitoring of student achievement is needed in Brevard in order to enable teachers to design and implement instruction that meets the needs of their students.  The state has provided several of these types of assessments for reading, but to date, there are none provided for mathematics.  As we implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), our need for progress monitoring tools and reliable ways to access student mastery and inform instruction will continue to grow.

SCHOLASTIC MATH INVENTORY (SMI) is a research-based, computer-adaptive math assessment program for students in grades 2-9+.  It measures math understanding on The Quantile Framework(R) for Mathematics which is very similar to the Lexile Framework used in reading.  It will enable teachers to administer fast and reliable low-stakes assessments to inform instruction and make accurate placement recommendations.  It is fully aligned to the CCSS.

Teachers can access eight comprehensive reports through SMI.  These can be used to universally screen for intervention, provide progress monitoring, inform instruction, manage program usage, and support school-to-home communication.



Recommendation

Approve the purchase of the Scholastic Math Inventory from Scholastic, Inc. for the amount of $25,000.

 



Meeting Date(s)
Information - 3/12/2013
Consent after Information4/9/2013

Authority for Action
F.S.1001.42

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Yes

Source of Funding
Operating - Other

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
12-13$15,000Yes875100000000000000000000
12-13$ 5,000Yes42292104130145200694111
12-13$ 5,000Yes42292124130016500694000

Contact

Cyndi Van Meter, Associate Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction (x300)

Lynn Spadaccini, Ed.D., Director of Elementary Programs (x330)

Diane Gard, Elementary Mathematics Resource Teacher (x274)