Madilynn Essay

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Madilynn participated in the focused reading intervention Read 180 with the school reading specialist. Despite Madilynn’s excitement to personalize her learning, Madilynn has experience limited success. Based on the individually administered Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Achievement IV (WJ-IV), Madilynn performed in the Basic Reading Skills cluster with a standard score of 89 (low average when compared to same age peers). On the two subtests within the Basic Reading Skills cluster Madilynn achieved the following: Letter-Word Identification-94 (Average) and Word Attack-83 (Low Average). These scores indicate that Madilynn reads in the average to low average range when compared to his age level peers. These tests measure sight word vocabulary, the…show more content…
Based on the recent administration of the WJ-IV, Madilynn performed in the Math Calculation Skills cluster with a standard score of 96 (Average when compared to same age peers). On the two subtests within the Math Calculation Skills cluster Madilynn achieved the following: Calculation-90 (Average) and Math Fact Fluency-130 (Superior). When tested on three tenth grade level algebra related exams, Madilynn received an average score of 83%. When tested on three tenth grade level geometry related exams, Madilynn received an average score of 77%. Additionally, her teacher reports that there is slight difficulty with geometry word problems and following step-by-step directions in the math textbook, but these issues are predicted to be related to her reading skill and not math skills. On a timed test containing one hundred double digit problems (multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction) Madilynn was able to correctly answer 89 out of the 100 problems within 4 minutes. It has been observed that Madilynn often counts with one hand and/or taps the desk/table to aid with counting numbers. The team agreed that there are no apparent needs or concerns in math (with the exception of reading geometry word problems and directions) that need to be

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