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Effective Literacy Instruction
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1689 ReadsMay 5, 2021 | Janis Efner, Professional Services Director, Achieve3000
Student Assessment and Evaluation: Measuring Growth Versus Measuring Achievement
Expected growth and assessment are part of all successful teaching plans. The general expectation is that for every year in school students will accumulate a year’s worth of new knowledge, but how do we successfully assess students...
149 ReadsAug. 20, 2020 | Dimitres Pantelidis, Principal P.S. 171 Patrick Henry, NYC, New York
Our Journey to a Data-Informed School Culture
National education policy over the last decade has emphasized college- and career-ready standards. This translated to states and school systems exploring new ways to support students while reporting on accountability measures...
777 ReadsFeb. 25, 2020 | Steve Tardrew, Vice President of Assessment and Research
Texas District Boosts STAAR Reading Scores
In the spring of 2017-2018, Achieve3000 analyzed the performance of students in the Fort Worth Independent School District (FWISD) on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) and how that performance was impacted...
153 ReadsFeb. 25, 2020 | Steve Tardrew, Vice President of Assessment and Research
Florida District Boosts Student Performance on NWEA Map and FSA ELA
District leaders felt these solutions were a great fit, because they are proven to accelerate reading comprehension, fluency, writing proficiency, and vocabulary development. They used Smarty Ants for students in grades...
1131 ReadsJan. 17, 2020 | Steve Tardrew, Vice President of Assessment and Research
Largest Reading Study Ever Shows Accelerated Growth for Every Student
Accelerated growth is any growth above a student’s expected growth. Achieve3000 is especially committed to making accelerated literacy growth possible for more students, especially below grade-level readers...
2977 ReadsNov. 6, 2019 | Adam Bowen, Principal, New Buffalo Elementary School, Michigan
How We Increased Engagement and Improved Outcomes
At the end of the 2016-2017 school year, 53 percent of our third-grade students performed at the “proficient” level on the M-STEP English language arts end-of year administration exam. While this was almost 10 percentage points...
3182 ReadsSept. 10, 2019 | By Steve Tardrew, Vice President of Assessment and Research, Achieve300 & Jennifer Begonia, Achieve3000
Achieve Equity and College and Career Readiness with Accelerated Literacy Growth
With students of all ages and in almost every classroom in U.S. schools not on-track for literacy at grade-appropriate levels (as per the National Assessment of Educational Progress 2015 and 2017), the need for accelerated literacy growth is abundantly clear...