Most Tennessee schools are on top of the progress of their students, but elementary schools in Davidson County have to wait a whole year to find out how well their students are doing. When the majority of the TNReady results are in this fall, student proficiency will be the primary focus and not student growth.
MAP, also known as Measures of Progress, is a great way to map the growth of students over the school year. Unlike proficiency scores, MAP will determine how much students had grown over a period of time rather than over the entire school year despite when a student began. Rocketship has always implemented the MAP way of measuring the progress of their students and is being used in over 7,400 schools today.
Many students come from poverty households, and they tend to be behind. Students that are behind have a difficult time catching up and getting ahead, and 10 percent end up dropping out entirely and will never attend college.
Rocketship Public Schools are working hard to close this gap and are helping their students to excel and to love school. They are providing the tools for success and want to see their students gain knowledge while having fun.
Rocketship Schools offer many opportunities to learn through personalized instruction, talent development, and by involving parents to help their children to succeed. They cover four content blocks daily which include STEM, Humanities, Learning Lab, and Enrichment activities. This structured model is helping students to improve their skills while still having fun. If students have fun as they learn, they are more likely to stay in school and will retain more of the information that they are taught.
Since every child is different and learns in a different way, teachers match the learning curve of their students in order to effectively teach them the course materials. Rocketship Education schools believe in their students and in the hidden potential of each and every child. Through their teaching methods, teachers are able to unlock the potential that each student has so that they can gain confidence as they grow academically.