McKinney Independent School District (ISD), McKinney, Texas: Summary of Independent Evaluation of Districtwide Renaissance Implementation by Texas Center for Educational Research

McKinney Independent School District, McKinney, Texas (TX)


DETAILS: Location: McKinney, Texas; Design: Independent, correlational; Sample: Elementary and middle school students; Measures: Star Reading, Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS); Duration: 1 year.

RESULTS: During the 1999-2000 school year, McKinney Independent School District began a 3-year implementation of Renaissance software. Elementary schools implemented Accelerated Reader, while middle schools and a few elementary school classrooms implemented Accelerated Math. The evaluation shows that even in the 1st year of use, Accelerated Reader and Accelerated Math had a very positive effect on the district. Elementary students experienced significantly accelerated growth in reading as shown by both Star Reading and the TAAS. Although Accelerated Math was implemented less widely, students also exhibited improvement in their math skills.

AUTHORS: E.G. Smith and C. Clark.

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