Do I implement an individual or a classroom math intervention?

Oftentimes it is difficult for educators to determine which students need an intervention. The process of selecting these students becomes more and more subjective in the absence of an initial assessment. 

How do you determine the best strategy to address the unique needs of every student? Do they need an individual intervention or a classroom intervention? In an individual intervention, what tools should you include? What kind of intervention program do you need? The same questions apply to classroom interventions. With so many unanswered questions, where should you begin?

You want your students to hit their maximum potential. Luckily, SpringMath can help guide you through the math intervention progress. Whether you have one student or 30, we give you a step-by-step guide to ensure your students receive the education they need to succeed. 

Initial assessments

Rather than focusing on which specific students need an intervention, you should supply your classroom with an initial assessment. This assessment will supply you with all the information you want to know. The information you collect will allow you to determine what kind of intervention you need. 

The initial assessment should gauge your class’ initial understanding of math concepts. Educators should take this information and establish a strong baseline of performance. Testing everyone at the beginning of the school year can shed some insight on who may need intervention down the line.

Schools already allocate roughly 25% of their time to testing, which pulls in a lot of data. Educators often do not know what to do with all this information. SpringMath makes it easy to test your students’ performance and analyze their data. Our 15-minute assessments make it simple to establish your baseline and target at-risk students. This information takes away the guesswork and ensures your students receive the best education possible.

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Individual intervention

How do you know if your students need individual intervention? How do you successfully implement this intervention? 

After analyzing your initial assessments, you can easily identify who needs a math intervention. If you find that less than 50% of the students in your class fall in an at-risk category, we recommend implementing an individualized intervention.

How do you select an appropriate intervention program that positively impacts the student’s academic achievement? Resources like SpringMath can provide great insight into your intervention programs. In order to be effective, they must adapt to the real-time performance of the individual student.

SpringMath provides drill-down assessments and analyzes your students’ performance during the current week to produce next week’s intervention. This allows educators to teach the students exactly what they need to know. 

Classroom intervention

When more than 50% of your class scores lower than expected, educators must implement a classroom intervention. Educators should improve the Common Core instruction to effectively boost classwide scores.

Full classroom interventions can tax your school’s resources. After updating and testing the Common Core instruction, educators should look into the new data. If you need a classroom intervention, you may benefit from SpringMath’s software. 

SpringMath can help whether you have one student falling behind or an entire class. We understand that determining who should receive an intervention and how you should intervene can feel like a difficult process. With tools like SpringMath, you no longer need to worry if your material accurately covers your students’ deficiencies.

In addition to planning interventions, SpringMath gives you step-by-step coaching throughout the entire intervention process. Schedule some time with us and learn more about how SpringMath can assist your math intervention programs. 

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