Kentucky School District Makes Great Strides in Reading With AR

McCracken County Public Schools, Paducah, Kentucky (KY)


DETAILS: District Profile (McCracken County Public Schools): 6,854 students in grades: Pre-K-12; District Demographics: Rural, Free/reduced-price lunch: 44%; District Race/Ethnicity: Black or African American: 4%, White: 91%, Hispanic or Latino: 2%, Asian or Pacific Islander: 1%, American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%, Other: 1%. Focus School Profile (Concord Elementary School): 423 students in grades: Pre-K-5, Title I.

RESULTS: Just 4 years after this district standardized use of Accelerated Reader with best practices, the percent of students at the proficient or distinguished levels in reading on the Kentucky Core Content Test (KCCT) increased 11 percentage points in 4th grade, 11 points in 7th grade, and 17 points in 10th grade--maintaining higher gains than the state.

REPORTING EDUCATORS: Barbara Vick, assistant superintendent; Ann Fendley, library media specialist.

The full report is available online.

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Updated: 08/13/2008

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