2016 STAAR 8th Grade Math Results
Intervention Support Tutorials
This study highlights a class of 8th grade math students that participated in pull- out and co-teaching tutorials through APL’s Intervention Support Tutorials Program during the fall and spring of 2016. The 8th grade class of a k-8 school was selected based on their previous year’s STAAR scores and the experience level of the regular classroom teacher who was a first-year teacher. The goal of the program was to increase average STAAR scores for the 8th grade class and improve student overall growth as indicated by their progress measure for the 2016 8th grade math STAAR.
This program consisted of approximately 400 hours of tutorial time, shared between 6 individual 8th grade class periods and ancillary periods. Tutorials followed the comprehensive APL Intervention Support Tutorials Approach for Intervention tutoring, where a tutor assisted inside the classroom with the regular teacher, coteaching or providing small group interventions within the class. Student groups needing additional instructional time were also pulled out during ancillary periods to increase the number of instructional hours.