Reading Proficiency More Than Doubles on Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

Acushnet Elementary School, Acushnet, Massachusetts (MA)


DETAILS: School Profile: 687 students in grades pre-K-6; Demographics: Rural, Free/reduced Lunch: 12%; Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic or Latino: 0.6%, Black or African American: 1.6%, Asian or Pacific Islander: 0.1%, White: 97.1%, American Indian or Alaska Native: 0.6%.

RESULTS: After adopting Accelerated Reader with best practices, the number of 4th-grade students demonstrating proficiency in reading on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) test increased 37 points in just 1 year.

REPORTING EDUCATOR: Virginia Cutler, Title I director and reading specialist.

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