Pennsylvania Reading Scores Nearly Double in Five Years

Broad Street Elementary School, Butler, Pennsylvania (PA)


DETAILS: School Profile: 285 students in grades K-6; Demographics: Urban, Limited English Proficiency: 6%, Free/reduced Lunch: 78%; Race/Ethnicity: Black/African American: 6%, Asian or Pacific Islander: 1%, Hispanic or Latino: 4%, American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%, White: 87%.

RESULTS: After implementing Accelerated Reader with best practices, the percentage of 5th graders reaching proficiency on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) test increased by 24 points in 4 years. District-level scores increased by 13 points and scores at similar schools increased by 3 points in the same time period.

REPORTING EDUCATORS: Mary Jo Straney, Title I director/reading specialist; Linda Peifer, principal.

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