First Graders at Alabama School Make Great Strides in Reading Achievement in 8 Months

Coosada Elementary School, Millbrook, Alabama (AL)


DETAILS: School Profile: 580 students in grades: K-1; Demographics: Suburban, Title I, Free/reduced lunch: 44%, Mobility: 8%; Race/Ethnicity: White: 67%, Black or African American: 30%, Hispanic or Latino: 1%, Other: 1%, Asian or Pacific Islander: 1%.

RESULTS: After implementing Accelerated Reader with best practices for 8 months, 1st graders gained 38 percentile points on the Star Reading test.

REPORTING EDUCATOR: Charlotte Whetstone, principal.

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