Texas School District Increases Test Scores, Narrows the Gap With Reading Renaissance

Pittsburg Middle School, Pittsburg, Texas (TX)


DETAILS: School Profile: 500 students in grades: 6-8; Demographics: Rural, Chapter I: 60%, Free/reduced lunch: 45%, Mobility: 20%, Minorities: 36%>.

RESULTS: After using Accelerated Reader with best practices, this districts achievement gap between economically disadvantaged students and non-economically disadvantaged students on the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS) was narrowed from 35.4% to 9.5%.

REPORTING EDUCATOR: Don Peek, principal.

The full report is available online.

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