Mathematics Achievement Our Challenge In mathematics our focus will be on all students, given the small disparity between boys’ achievement, girls’ achievement (75% for girls and 74% for boys) and Māori/Pasifika achievement (71%). The overall percentage of students in the Community of Learning who are at or above National Standards in mathematics is almost 10% behind the same cohorts’ achievement in reading.
Rationale for Mathematics To improve student achievement in mathematics for Year 5 - 9 students we will longitudinally track the Year 4-5 cohort of students to determine the success of the challenge. Our data shows us that if students arrive in Year 9 at or above stanine 5 in mathematics, they will go on to achieve NCEA. Target 1: Year 5 - 9 Mathematics Student Achievement Target 1A We have identified the key transition points that show the greatest data disparity. As such we will focus on the achievement of the 2017 Year 4 and 5 cohort with an aspirational aim of 85% at or above National Standards in mathematics by 2019. By focussing on these targets we will raise the achievement of all students. Target 1B In line with transition data mentioned above we will also focus on the achievement of the Year 9 cohorts in 2017, 2018 and 2019 with a goal of 85% of students achieving a PAT Scale Score of between 57.8 - 63.1 (Year 9 stanine 5, Test 7) in mathematics. By focussing on these targets we will improve the achievement of all students. |

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