After a three-year school improvement initiative, Haskin Elementary in Center, Colorado beat the odds and turned around its low achieving status. Lindamood-Bell partnered with Haskin to implement a new way to develop reading and math skills. With over 90% of its students in poverty and over 50% English learners, Haskin outperformed all other School Improvement Grant (SIG) schools in the state. Over the 3-year grant period (2010-2013), the average increase in the percent of students performing at Proficient or Advanced on the state's standards-based assessment was 29 points, compared to only a combined 7.5-point increase for all other SIG schools in Colorado. George Welsh, Superintendent of Center School District, observed the impact of the Lindamood-Bell® programs on his struggling students and stated, "For anyone who has ever felt their below-benchmark readers have been permanently wedged in place, the Lindamood-Bell intervention process serves as a crowbar to unstick them, allowing them to eventually take flight and catch up to the other kids at their grade level." Watch the following video of Haskin's Turnaround success.
Programs Help Transform Low-performing School
May 30, 2014
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