The Lower School has a dedicated math specialist who provides instruction to students in grades three through six. A dedicated math specialist allows consistency in instruction from year to year which produces a solid foundation for our students. Our math instructor knows the strengths and weaknesses of each student and tailors the curriculum to meet individual needs; the specialist also provides support to teachers in early kindergarten through grade 2. Our math curriculum is tied to state and national standards. The Master's School is one of a few schools in Connecticut which incorporates Digi-Blocks, just one of many hands-on tools used in the mathematics lab, into the math curriculum.
Lower School Math Program Receives Highest Scores
Fourth grade students at The Master’s School participated in a unique math assessment, the Connecticut Independent School Test of Mathematics (CISTM) conducted by the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools.
The assessment, which is a replica test of the Trends in International Math and Science Study (TIMSS), measured our students’ achievement in math as compared to the achievement of students internationally.
Doug Lyons, The Executive Director of CAIS, shared The Master’s School’s student outcomes as follows:
“The goal of the CISTM is to provide Connecticut Independent Schools with a benchmark comparison relative to students in the 26 countries in the TIMSS sample.
- The Master’s School’s average student score falls in the highest band possible
- The average student score places the school at or above the achievement level of the countries in the top decile of performance (Singapore and Chinese Taipei)
You and the faculty at The Master’s School should be proud of this result.”