Alaska Elementary School Achieves Success With Reading Renaissance
North Pole Elementary School, North Pole, Alaska (AK)
DETAILS: School Profile: 478 students in grades Pre-K-5; Demographics: Rural, Free/reduced lunch: 25%, Mobility: 19%; Race/Ethnicity: White: 84%, Hispanic or Latino: 2.4%, Black/African American: 4.2%, Asian or Pacific Islander: 3.3%, American Indian or Alaskan Native: 6.5%.
RESULTS: After using Acclerated Reader with best practices, 4th-grade California Achievement Test reading scores increased by 6 percentile points in 1 year, and the entire school showed growth on the Star Reading test.
REPORTING EDUCATOR: David Pfimmer, principal.
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