An Increase in Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP) Reading Scores and Improved Student Attitudes about Reading Accredited to Reading Renaissance

Elbert Palmer Elementary School, Wilmington, Delaware (DE)


DETAILS: School Profile: 250 students in grades: K-1, 4-6; Demographics: Inner-city school, Title I, Limited English proficiency: 1.3%, Free or reduced lunch: 74%; Race/Ethnicity: Black or African American: 53.1%, White: 29.8%, Hispanic or Latino: 14.5%, Asian or Pacific Islander: 2.2% American Indian or Alaska Native: 0.4%.

RESULTS: Since implementing Accelerated Reader with best practices, the percentage of 5th-grade students meeting or exceeding reading state standards jumped from 64.7% in 2003 to 83.5% in 2005 on the Deleware State Testing Program.

REPORTING EDUCATOR: Diane D'Angelo, English language arts instructional coach.

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