Forestbrook Middle School's Station Rotation model was seen as an effective way to improve student outcomes in skill-based math and English Language Arts classes. The school has seen the strongest results in these subjects and is currently working to enhance differentiated instruction in content-based courses.
Keeping students on-task during online learning has been a challenge for Forestbrook. The school is developing tighter controls for students when they are not working with the teacher. Forestbrook is using software from Airwatch to "lock" students in the online content to prevent off-task behavior.
Forestbrook Middle School Principal April Scott recommends visiting other schools with successful blended-learning programs before starting a new one. After making some visits, a new program must be implemented 'slowly and deliberately, thinking through all of the possible needs of your school,' Scott said.
Forestbrook Middle School is located near Myrtle Beach, SC. About 75% of students receive free or reduced-price lunch with about 15% special education and about 18% ESL students. Traditionally, it has been a high achieving school. It feeds into Socastee High School, which has an IB program. The goal of Forestbrook's blended-learning program is to ensure that students at all levels have the ability and resources to fill gaps and move beyond the grade-level standards, based on their individual needs.
Contact: April Scott
Forestbrook Middle School
4430 Gator Ln
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
In 2013-2014 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
In 2013-2014 South Carolina used the High School Assessment Program (HSAP) to test grade 10 students in English/Language Arts and Math. The HSAP is a high school graduation requirement. The HSAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 2.
In 2013-2014 South Carolina used the End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP) to test middle and high school students in Algebra I, Mathematics for the Technologies II, Biology I, English I, US History, and US History and Government. The EOCEP provides tests in high school core courses and for courses taken in middle school for high school credit. The EOCEP is a standards-based test program, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score a C or above.
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