American Reading Company has demonstrated success in more than 3,800 schools, 650 districts, and 50 states, including the District of Columbia. Dramatic improvements in reading proficiency are evident in a variety of assessment results, including high stakes standardized tests.
Pinewood Elementary School,
Rochester Public Schools, MN
On the 2011 Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II exam, the percentage of African American and male students scoring proficient made double-digit gains, leading to AYP and being honored as a Reward School.
Clinton Elementary School,
Lancaster County School District, SC
Grade 3 African American males scoring proficient or advanced increased 34 points in one year on PASS ELA exam, outperforming the district and state averages.
Nottingham Elementary School,
Oxford Area School District, PA
On the Grade 4 PSSA Reading exam, 77% of the general education students increased scores by 100 points or more.
New York City Public Schools, NY
ELL Proficiency rates doubled from 13% to 33.3% in one year, while the district and city-wide rates dropped.
Raul Yzaguirre School for Success, TX
School improved from a ‘C’ to an ‘A’.
Cramer College Preparatory Lab School,
Camden City Public Schools, NJ
Over 80% of students exited Kindergarten and First Grade above their expected grade-level equivalency on Gates-MacGinitie Assessment.
Southwood Elementary School,
Columbus City Schools, OH
School made AYP for first time in three years and showed dramatic gains in OAA student group scores.
Oscar J. Pope Elementary School
Polk County Public Schools, FL
African American students and students with disabilities made AYP for first time in two years.
Palm Bay Elementary
Brevard Public Schools, FL
Percentage of students in “Lowest 25% making learning gains in reading” increased from 56% to 80%.
Garrett Heights Elementary School
Baltimore City Public Schools, MD
Percentage of Grade 3 and 4 economically disadvantaged students and male students increased proficiency by more than 20 points.
Susquehanna Township High School
Susquehanna Township SD, PA
Percentage of African American students scoring proficient or advanced increased from 8.5% to 58.6%.
School District of Philadelphia, PA
African American students overcame 71% the test-score gap found in comparison schools in the district.
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