Lumos StepUp Efficacy Study: Fishers Junior High School, Indiana-2017-18

School Overview

Fishers Junior High School is based in Fishers Indiana, which comes under the Hamilton Southeastern Schools district. The school supports over 988 students across the grades 7 & 8. It is a public school with a student-teacher ratio of 18.5:1 and about 18.8% of the students are economically disadvantaged.

Demographics

Fishers Junior High School Demographics

Methodology

We conducted a study to understand the impact of Lumos Learning programs on student achievement. We have compared the state ranking of Fishers Junior High School in 2016-17 and 2017-18 as indicated in schooldigger and Indiana State Department of Education.
The school used Lumos StepUp program in 2017-18 to support students’ Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress preparation.

Improvement in State Ranking

Fishers Junior High School Ranking

There are 473 middle schools in Indiana and Fishers Junior High School was ranked 35th in the 2016-17 academic year. In 2017-18, the school adopted Math program for Grades 7 and 8. About 187 students used the Lumos StepUp program for ISTEP Math. In the 2017-18 ISTEP tests, Fishers Junior High School rank improved by 7 positions.

Grade 7 ISTEP Test-scores

Grade 7 ISTEP Math

Compared to 2016-17, the percentage of 7th graders who met state expectations in 2017-18 ISTEP Math assessment increased by 1.7%.

Grade 8 ISTEP Test-scores

Grade 8 ISTEP Math

There was an increase of 3%, seen in the number of students who met state expectations in 2017-18 Grade 8 Math ISTEP.

Overall Result

  • Grade 7 and Grade 8 students in Fishers Junior High School have surpassed the state average in 2017-18 Math ISTEP.
  • The use of Lumos StepUp for ISTEP Math Practice for 7th and 8th grades in 2017-18 influenced an increase in the percentage of students who have met the standards.
  • The overall school ranking improved by 7 positions from 35 in 2017 to 28 in 2018.
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Steven Jarvis