West Point Independent began using Odysseyware for the 2016-17 school year, following a pilot. The district needed assistance in identifying students struggling academically and then prescribing personalized learning paths to meet their needs. Odysseyware with the NWEA integration was chosen to offer students credit recovery, engage younger students in high-school advancement, and offer more opportunities for learning in non-traditional ways.
West Point, KY
West Point Independent, located in West Point, Kentucky, needed assistance in identifying students struggling academically and then prescribing personalized learning paths to meet their needs.
The district chose Odysseyware to offer students credit recovery, engage younger students in high-school advancement, and offer more opportunities for learning in non-traditional ways. The school uses Odysseyware for a range of subjects and customizes programs for learners who are advanced or who are eligible for Specially Designed Instruction.
For students who are behind in a subject area, educators at West Point Independent use Odysseyware to provide additional support and resources to help them advance without affecting their work in other subjects. For exampl e, an eighth-grade student started at West Point Independent during the 2016-17 school year with a third-grade math level. Odysseyware has been instrumental in helping this student get to the appropriate level for his grade.
When students have completed their classwork, or have extra time before their next subject begins, Odysseyware is available to them in the classroom. In most cases this work is on the conventional grade level for each respective class. However, for students who are accelerated, Odysseyware enhances their learning experience, which faculty refers to as a “work ahead.” Students use Odysseyware in the classroom at least three days per week, for at leas t 30 minutes at a time.
Looking at the 2015 NWEA Student MAP Growth Norms there is statistically significant higher growth for sixth grade students using Odysseyware compared to normative student data. While the normative data is at the 50th percentile the mean scores for students using Odysseyware are 58% in math and 60% in Reading.
DISTRICTGreen River Region
LOCATIONWest Point, KY