Thu Jun 23 2022, 6:15pm
WHS Room 1204
Regular Meeting


Teaching and Learning Report

To: Michael Green

From: Asha Riley

Date: June 20, 2022

Re: Teaching and Learning

Middle School Math Intervention Change:

Our instructional coaches recently participated in a workshop regarding math interventions. 

The presentation was particularly interesting because the intervention strategies discussed were intended to address the Covid gap. Due to widespread learning loss in math, it is suggested that teachers use an intervention as part of core instruction. 

One recommended model that has proven results is Spring Math.  We understand that in just 15 minutes 3x/week teachers made huge gains in terms of accelerating students toward grade-level standards. 

The WMS Math Department compared the intervention to IXL and decided to go with Spring Math for an intervention program rather than IXL because it is based on effective intervention practices:

  • Assessment (determine whether a student needs to work on concept acquisition or fluency)
  • Modeling (by teacher and peer tutoring)
  • Feedback (by teacher/peer tutors)
  • Goal Setting (growth mindset)
  • Spring Math is teacher led and is filled with interaction between students and teachers vs online

IXL has the assessment and practice component but is all done on the computer.  Teachers felt it would be more effective and motivating to have human modeling and feedback rather than computer based teaching and practice.