Achievement Gap at a Texas Elementary School Reduced by 88%

Sudan Elementary School, Sudan, Texas (TX)


DETAILS: School Profile: 210 students in grades: Pre-K-7; Demographics: Rural, Limited English proficiency: 9.0%, Free or reduced lunch: 62.0%, Mobility: 16.0%; Race/Ethnicity: Black/African American: 4.5%, White: 46%, American Indian or Alaska Native: 0.6%, Hispanic or Latino: 49%.

RESULTS: Since implementing Renaissance progress-monitoring tools, the gap between White and Hispanic students on the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills was reduced by 88%, library circulation increased by 119%, and the schools summer reading program attendance increased.

REPORTING EDUCATORS: Bo Lance, principal; Jennifer Beller, Janice Warren, and Teresa Slayden, teachers.

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