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Showcasing Two Exact Path Models That Address Unfinished Learning

Showcasing Two Exact Path Models That Address Unfinished Learning

In a recent webinar brought to you by our own Edmentum North Carolina and South Carolina teams, several school leaders joined us to celebrate their successes using Edmentum Exact Path, share best practices, and ask critical questions of one another. If you missed the presentation, now’s your time to check it out, accompanied by a brief synopsis of key learnings from Camden Elementary School in Camden, South Carolina, and Rowan-Salisbury School System in Salisbury, North Carolina.

 

 

Camden Elementary School in Kershaw County School District of Camden, South Carolina

Principal Matia Goodwin and Instructional Technology Coach Valerie West at Camden Elementary worked collaboratively to set up a powerful Exact Path implementation that accelerated academic growth and provided value for both students and teachers. Following initial setup, they instituted a small Trophy challenge focused on recognizing individual students who reached skill mastery in the program. What started as standardized Trophy goals for all has since morphed into personalized learning goals for each individual learner that are tracked by classroom teachers, put on display in the cafeteria, and celebrated during morning announcements.

Following a full semester of implementing Exact Path learning paths powered automatically by data from fall and winter NWEA MAP Growth assessments, the hard work was paying off. Mrs. Goodwin and Mrs. West reported that 88 percent of students grew in reading and 83 percent of students grew in math. Additionally, 56 percent of students met their MAP Growth projections in math and 54 percent in reading. Camden Elementary learned that, out of 307 total students using the program with fidelity, only two students did not make sufficient growth in math and only eight students did not make sufficient growth in reading according to their NWEA MAP winter diagnostic results.

“Those numbers were definitely something to celebrate,” remarked Mrs. Goodwin. “It was also eye-opening for those teachers who might not have been using Exact Path as much at the beginning of the school year to say, ‘Oh, wait a minute, these students are really growing; maybe I need to start.’ It was really kind of fun to see teachers I’d never shouted out on the leaderboard—all of a sudden, I was saying different names. We’re very excited to see what happens on our spring assessment data.”

 

Rowan-Salisbury School System of Salisbury, North Carolina

When Matt Harriger stepped into his role as secondary MTSS coordinator at Rowan-Salisbury School System in January of 2019, he began unpacking district needs for setting up a successful MTSS model, starting with procuring a high-quality assessment to diagnose specific student needs. Soliciting Edmentum’s help, he was able to implement the Exact Path adaptive diagnostic assessment with all 6th through 9th grade students during the fall of 2020.

Following assessment administration, middle and high schools in the district began applying various models to ensure that students were working in individualized learning paths to meet their growth goals. The models included using Exact Path during enrichment periods, on virtual learning days for hybrid models, and as a warm-up at the beginning of classes.

“We have been able to use [Exact Path] to get a three-tiered model started,” noted Mr. Harriger. “Our MTSS leads will look at the data in Exact Path and use it to help them tier their students. Then, we can use the learning path feature for the actual interventions. During that intervention time in the day, they’re grouping kids into small groups, and that teacher is working with kids as they progress through their learning path because it gives them specific skills to work on.”

Hear even more about these Carolina success stories by watching the full webinar recording.

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Madison Michell

Madison Michell has been a member of the Edmentum team since 2014 and currently serves as a Marketing Manager. As a former Kindergarten and 3rd grade teacher during her time as a Teach For America corps member, she believes education truly has the power to transform lives. She is passionate about connecting educators with online programs, best practices, and research that improve teaching and learning for today's students.