Our 2018 results
Each year, Maths Pathway releases report that measures and evaluates our impact and highlights key achievements from the past 12 months. The 2018 Impact Report demonstrates what the Maths Pathway community has achieved to date, as our Learning and Teaching Model is adopted across Australia. You’ll find data on some of the challenges faced by Australian mathematics teachers every day, including the spread of ability in a typical classroom and likely student trajectories. The report also provides exciting data on student growth rates and improved trajectories when using our model.
Over the past six years we’ve worked with schools from across the country to refine our model so that we can have a measurable impact. Read more about some of our key achievements in 2018 below, or download a copy of the report to read the full story.
Helping girls find success
In the early years of schooling, there is barely any gender divide in maths. But by Year 8, a clear gap develops which only worsens as students get older. Maths Pathway is helping to close this gap. Our results show that the average growth rate for girls using Maths Pathway exceed boys.
Supporting talented students to excel
When top performing students aren’t challenged in maths, their level of engagement in the classroom decreases, poor work habits and attitudes can develop and often they drop to less challenging maths classes over time. The personalised learning that our model provides is changing this. Maths Pathway school, Lavalla Catholic College, has seen a 30% increase in Year 12 Maths Methods enrolments from the first group of students who’ve used Maths Pathway from Year 7.
Accelerated growth for disadvantaged schools
There is nothing more radical than providing equal access to education. But, recent PISA figures show the gap in educational achievement between least and most advantaged students is growing. Maths Pathway is helping to change this. Our data from 2018 showed that the mean improvement rate for students in disadvantaged schools was 2.61.