Qwizdom Case Studies
Qwizdom ReadySet Improved the Passing Rate by 20% on TAKS Exams, TX
"The day of the TAKS came and all 8th grade science students in Texas were tested. I was pleased to see that the Qwizdom Group had a passing rate of 80%. This was excellent! I chose my other class of 25 students as the Control Group. Both classes were similar in ability, male/female ratio and size. The Control Group never used the Student Response System or the ReadySet program and we reviewed for the TAKS test in a traditional way that is done with all students in the 8th grade. The Control Group average was 60%. This was a significant difference from the Qwizdom Group! I teach in an inner city school that is 97% Hispanic. It is a Title I school and all of our students have free breakfast and lunch. Our district passing rate was a disappointing 55.5% in 8th grade science. The state average passing rate for all students taking the science test was 68%. This was 2% lower than last year’s results. Yet, my students who used the ReadySet program not only surpassed the district average but also the state average. Imagine what the passing rate would’ve been if the entire district had used Qwizdom!"
Adah Stock - 8th Grade Science Teacher, TX
Qwizdom Student Response System & ReadySet Curriculum: Classroom Case Study Feedback, OH
"When analyzing the data I was surprised to see that the control group scored the same for both the pre-test and post test. This indicates to me there wasn’t any growth during the four month case study. The Qwizdom group increased their scores by 3%. This 3% could mean the difference between passing and not passing the Ohio Achievement Test (OAT). This increase showed growth among my students. What was impressive was when I analyzed individual students’ scores. For example, the average score for student number 7311 increased from an 84% to a 94%. This student is an average student who has difficulty with reading. Using the Qwizdom Response System gave him the chance to ask questions and clarify for understanding. His growth was due to using the ReadySet Curriculum and Qwizdom."
Nancy Tyrrel - 5th Grade Teacher, Leighton Elementary School, OH
Qwizdom Response System Case Study, MA
"In November, 2007 I began using the Qwizdom Student Response System in my classroom. We were all very excited and enthusiastic to begin this case study. The remote system was used in a class of 28 – 5th grade math students. The control group who did not use the Qwizdom remotes, consisted of a similar 5th grade class, made up of 27 students. A pre-test was administered to both groups in October, 2007 and a posttest in June 2008. The test consisted of 30 math problems, for a total of 100 points, covering most of the Massachusetts Math frameworks. The average score for the pre and posttests were as follows:"
|Avg. Pre-test||Avg. Posttest|
Eileen Lindsey - Teacher, John F. Ryan Elementary School, MA
JUAREZ-LINCOLN SCIENCE TAKS SCORES, TX
Showing improvement on 4 out of 5 objectives.
"We received the ReadySet Curriculum just before spring break. We had three short weeks to use the curriculum and the impact was phenomenal. In my opinion, the biggest obstacle that teachers have is fear of new technology. However, once one realizes how user-friendly Qwizdom is and how creative the system tends to be, every fear is lifted and one realizes how one could have functioned without it. During the past five years, I have had continuous success using the Student Response System and the ReadySet curriculum provided even more this year. In fact, during the 2004-2005 school year, while working for Point Isabel ISD, our high school scored the highest TAKS scores in Region I. I used the system while I was there and the students were just as motivated. I am very excited to implement ReadySet for a longer period of time this year, I’m sure I will see even better improvements."
Juan Sanchez - Teacher, Lincoln High School, TX
Williston Middle School, Williston, ND
Williston Middle School in Williston, North Dakota decided to establish an after school program, called Period 8 that focused on enhancing the skills of students who were not proficient on last year’s state tests.
"When we got our ND State test results back the increase was more than we expected. Our Student proficiency in Reading for 7th grade increased from 76% to 89% and our 8th graders from 69% to 82% and in math 7th grade increased from 79% to 87% and our 8th graders from 59% to 72%! We were ecstatic. The only variable from the year before was the identification of student needs through assessment and Period 8. I know Period 8 was only possible because of Qwizdom. Thank you Qwizdom!"
Marcia Amongst - Principal, Williston Middle School, ND
Highland Middle School, Barberton City School District, OH
David Kaser a teacher at Highland Middle School implemented Ohio ReadySet Math in his class to help raise Ohio State test scores. For thirty days the students used ReadySet as a daily supplement to their regular math class. David compared the results with another class of his that did not use ReadySet. The average scores for the students using ReadySet raised an average of 10.14% where the scores from the group of students that did not use ReadySet did not raise at all.
"I used ReadySet for daily math lessons and then I would use the games on review days. I enjoy the immediate feedback. Being able to instantly assess understanding, effort, and comprehension is a huge benefit. The reaction from the students has been positive and participation is at nearly 100%."
David Kaser - Math Teacher, Barberton City School District, OH