February 16, 2012
The difference a season can make: Reflex fuels student achievement in GA
As more schools across the country adopt Reflex, more positive results roll in. An Atlanta Public School in Georgia used their AIMSweb math computation benchmark assessment to see how Reflex affected students’ computation work outside of simple response time to math fact fluency.
The graph to the right shows that although the 2nd graders in 2011-2012 scored similarly to the previous year’s 2nd graders in the fall (red points), their winter scores (green points) were significantly higher. The school attributes this increase to Reflex!
A 2nd grade teacher there wrote to us gushing:
“I have GREAT news!!! I am so excited to tell you that I had 14 out of 22 students complete the mad minute with 100%! We have done this for a number of years and I have NEVER had such success. Even the kids who didn’t make 100% had 80% or above. I can now see how much Reflex is helping our kids learn their facts. I have been teaching here for 6 years and there has always been a push to have kids know their math facts and this is the first year I can say with confidence that my kids will be leaving 2nd grade knowing their addition and subtraction facts. Keep up the Reflex incentives and I will keep pushing them to get on in the classroom and at home!!!”
We ran our own analysis of the results at that school, and we can see why the teacher is so optimistic. Among the 52 students who completed 50 days of usage, the mean fluency percentage there climbed from 15% to 78%!
Congratulations to all those hard working students and teachers. Keep up the good work. We can’t wait to see your spring 2012 results!