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Math Seven

Page history last edited by Deborah Lapka 8 years, 6 months ago

December 19, 2011

7th Grade PLC



Debbie Lapka –Present

Cody Swanson – Present

Deborah Nystrom – Present

Brandi Kerr – Absent because her team had a scheduled parent meeting


  1.  Reminded the PLC team to complete their math book inventory as soon as possible and give the information to Mrs. Keitel.


    2.    Reviewed 7Math MC5.  There were no modifications suggested.  An idea for the open ended response questions was how to do you find the Nth term using cubes numbers.   A question was not written but the team felt this was the math content to use.

December 19, 2011 Minutes 

PLC Team Feedback Sheet.doc About this Workspace

This workspace has been provided for grade level PLC teams to construct curriculum development initiatives, lesson planning integration webs and the creation of nine week SMART goals. Once these spaces become available you will be able to post organizational comments about grade level PLC's meeting ideas. The individual grade level work space is also a means for PLC leaders to coordinate events, which should include material selection and data driven decision making strategies. Please use the posting features on this page to coordinate your meetings and for your team members to share ideas. (This worksheet is to be completed at the first PLC meeting of every school year.)


Instructional Resources

Content Analysis

Process:  The process of content analysis is a two step process. The first step requires the PLC team to identify past skills that have not been mastered at 80% in the previous grade level. The second step in the content analysis process requires the grade level PLC team to look at the content areas that were not mastered by students in the grade level the previous school year.  


Prior Grade Level Content Analysis

It is important that grade level PLC teams identify what students will need to master from the previous year. These strategies will become a part of your SMART Goal Action Plan of skills that need to be reinforced to ensure a solid foundation of skills for future mastery.  Record your strategies as they are related to the content areas selected on your Grade Level Wiki page.  


Content Area 7Math Stratagy           

1. 7.2.1.K1 Patterns and sequences

Focus on Cubed and Squared numbers and fractions.                                                                                                             
2. 7.2.2.A1 Real World Problems Identify the relevant key words, and operations necessary to work a problem presented.   
3. 7.3.2.A1 Composite Figures Use of manipulatives to find the area and perimeter of composite figures. 
4. 7.4.2.A3 Midleading Data Utilize other subject areas on the teams to interprete graphs within the content.   







Grade Level Content Analysis

In step two B, each PLC grade level team will review Content Analysis data from the previous year to determine what content areas within the curriculum will need to be stressed in terms of student mastery. Any content standard from the previous year at grade level that is below the benchmark of 60% will constitute the construction of a SMART Goal. Once these areas are determined each grade level PLC team will then construct a SMART Goal to support those skills needed to ensure student mastery of content standards. 

Data Analysis Activity Math Seven


List Review Team Members Below                                        

  • Cody Swanson
  • Deborah Nystrom
  • Brandi Kerr  

 I . Review of  Indicator Data

 List three facts of accomplishment that stand out.

  1. Made 2010-2011 Math goal of 10% increase
  2. Decreased percentage below proficiency  by almost 10%
  3. Inproved 9 of the 15 tested indicators  


Make a statement of what can you celebrate from last year's established SMART goals?

7th grade math students met and exceded the goal of 10% gain the the math state assessment.  

II. Record Your Teams Findings

Select and identify those essential standards  that need improvement and list below.

  • 7.2.1.K1 Patterns, sequences
  • 7.2.2.A1 Real world problems
  • 7.3.2.A1 Finding area/perimeter of Composite figures
  • 7.4.2.A3 Misleading data


Identify which instructional subgroups are in need of overwhelming instructional support by specific indicators. (Subgroups at DCMS include free and reduced Lunches, ELL, and Special Education)

III. Based on your teams data analysis, what are your teams greatest areas of concern?

  • Interpreting a Real World Problem, and finding the area/perimeter of composite figures.

IV. List ways in which instructional focus will be administered to resolve and target the greatest areas of concern as identified in problem statement number 4.

  • Identify relevant vocabulary and operations stated in the real world poblems.
  • use manipulative to help with finding area/perimeter of composite figures.  

V. Develop specific measurable SMART goals with for each instructional indicator that has been identified in statement number 2. 

In establishing SMART goals at the beginning or end of the school year will help our school to recognize that formalized goal-setting can lead to improved student learning outcomes. All SMART goals created by PLC teams will have the following six components (with example language from the SMART goal above):

  1. A measurable baseline (64%);
  2. A measurable target (82%);
  3. A specific time frame (Spring 2010 to Spring 2011);
  4. Specificity about what is being assessed (percentage of third grade students scoring at Level 3 or higher);
  5. Specificity about the method of assessment (the state mathematics test); and
  6. Focus areas that guide future action needed to reach the learning target (number sense, computation, and measurement).

PLC Team Feedback Sheet.doc


Specific + strategic, measurable, attainable, results-oriented,  

By the end of the 2012 school year, the math goal is to see the percentage of students currently below proficiency decreased by at least 10%, and the overall math scores will increase by 10% over the previous year’s scores.



The attainable performance level we would like to see

Average mastery check scores no longer in the level 1 range (90% of students achieve at level 3 or above). 90% students proficient or above on the 2011 State Assessment


By Spring of 2012 indicators M7.2.2.A1, M7.3.2.A1 and M7.4.2.A3 will increase at least by 5 percent.

      2010 Scores for the above indicators were:

     M7.2.2.A1 - 66

     M7.3.2.A1 - 42

     M.74.2.A3 - 49

By Spring of 2012 indicator M7.2.1.K1 will be at 60% or above.

     2010 Score for the above indicator was:

     M7.2.1.K1 - 59


Focus Areas for Future Action Needed:




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