6. Report on Pre and Post Instructional Student Performance:

Thanks and a disclaimer: Several teachers completed a version of the CTC in the spring of 2000. Their work has provided the core of the samples below. We have, however, modified some of the selections to maintain confidentiality and to ensure that the samples reflect the revisions we have made in the instructions. Thanks to all the teachers who helped us with the original samples. Your input helped us make this a better process for all.

(from Middle school Math)
I gave students their pre-assessment and post-assessment scores at the same time and asked them to compare their own results. We reviewed the correct answers to the post-assessment and I asked them to pinpoint their mistakes for each problem missed. I then had them write a journal entry to reflect on their own growth for this topic in math. If student scores reflected low mastery (under 80%), I wrote a note in their agenda book to reflect this. Parents are asked to check the agenda book regularly by school policy. I was glad to see that almost all the students had increased their score on the post--assessment, but I had hoped that more students would have obtained mastery of this objective. This is only the first opportunity for them to obtain mastery for this skill; with more practice and review of these concepts and understanding their mistakes, my belief is that more students will master this concept on the chapter test. (A portion of the class results are listed below. The teacher completed a roster for the entire class, this is a selection so you can see how it was set up.)

Student #      Pre test      Post test      Difference      

Class Summary
Average Pre test score      1.4
Average Post test score3.1
Average increase1.7
# mastered9
# not mastered10
# not tested4