1:1 program increases the percentage of students meeting reading proficiency and growth targets

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SUCCESS STORY

1:1 program increases the percentage of students meeting reading proficiency and growth targets

Hannah Martin Elementary School, Lake in the Hills, Illinois

 

Located 60 miles northwest of Chicago, Consolidated School District (CSD) 158 is one of the fastest growing school districts in the state of Illinois. Its mission is to inspire, challenge, and empower everyone, every day. To that end, CSD 158 is in the midst of implementing a 1:1 initiative with the goal of personalizing learning to increase student achievement, college and career readiness, and engagement.

In 2011, CSD 158 undertook an elementary literacy curriculum review. Although students in the district performed well on the Northwest Evaluation Association’s (NWEA) Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP) assessment under the old basal curriculum, the district wanted a stronger reading program. It sought a more structured program that was aligned to the Common Core State Standards and included resources for differentiated instruction.

At the same time, the district was researching ways to integrate technology into the classroom to transform teaching and learning. It found many examples of schools that had invested in 1:1 hardware but did not have the digital curriculum and training to change instructional practices and learning outcomes. CSD 158, however, was looking for a way to personalize the student’s learning experience using technology.

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