PROBLEM OF PRACTICE
The focus of Mr. Do's Problem of Practice is to analyze the effectiveness of the Durham School of the Arts Advisory Program. This pilot program is for current 9th grade students who earned below a 4 on either the Math or Reading EOG in 8th grade. There are currently 134 students (DSA will add students after the first progress report, maximum number of 150) and 15 teachers (10 female teachers and 5 male teachers) participating in the program. Students are assigned to a group based on the gender in which they identify (students who identify as male have a male advisor and students who identify as female have a female advisor). Teachers meet with their students (ten in total) once per week on Tuesdays to provide advising to ensure that students are successful throughout the academic year.