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Success stories – Results that matter

The stories we share here show the Generation Ready difference at work in urban schools and rural districts, in the Northeast and the deep South, in small schools and large. See how we’re helping your peers enhance leader and teacher instruction and ultimately,  improve student achievement.

Results that matter

 

Magnolia Junior High School, Magnolia, ARMagnolia Junior High School

Magnolia Junior High School, a Grades 7-9 Junior High School, began its engagement with Generation Ready in 2015 to implement the Middle School Literacy Initiative (MSLI). The schools primary focus was to improve the Tier I literacy instruction across content areas through the use of this comprehensive approach to raising literacy instruction. As a result of our partnership, students reading at or above grade level grew 20%, and there was an over 20% drop in percentage of students at-risk. Magnolia also exceeded the national annual growth for the DRP score by an average of 220%.

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OliveBranchOlive Branch Middle School, Desoto County, MS

Olive Branch Middle School partnered with Generation Ready in 2015 to implement the Middle School Literacy Initiative. Generation Ready provided 40 days of onsite coaching support and focusing on the improvement of Tier I literacy instruction for its sixth graders. As a result of our partnership, student DRP test scores grew 4.4 DRP levels between spring and fall, over 47% higher than the national median for Grade six students, and the students at-risk decreased from 18.5% in the fall to 10% in the spring.

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Ann Smith Elementary School, Ridgeland, MSAnn Smith Grade 1 Standard 3 Writing Rubric Results

Ann Smith Elementary, a K-2 school in Ridgeland, MS, began its engagement with Generation Ready in 2012 and the work continues to deepen today.  The first year’s focus was to ensure that the structures for reading and writing workshops were in place, and while students made progress in reading, the principal wanted to see similar improvements in students’ writing that met rigorous expectations across the grades. As a result of our partnership, the volume and quality of student writing increased. Halls are filled with displays of student writing and classrooms show evidence of student work, anchor charts and writing samples. The majority of students in the Grade 1 class completed the school year at or above grade level compared to the beginning of the year.

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Riser Middle SchoolRiser Middle School, West Monroe, LA

Generation Ready partnered with Riser Middle School in 2014 to implement the Middle School Literacy Initiative (MSLI) to improve the instruction of Tier 1 literacy instruction across content areas. After 60 days of on-site coaching support, Riser Middle School exceed the national annual growth for the DRP score by an average of 115% with the greatest growth seen in the 8th grade.

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Robert Wagner Jr - Percentage GrowthRobert F. Wagner Jr. Secondary School, Queens, NY

Generation Ready partnered with Robert F. Wagner Jr. Secondary School, a Grade 7-12 high school, to provide math professional development during the 2013-14 school year. The school wanted support in developing instructional practices that aligned with Danielson’s Framework, Common Core Learning Standards, school-wide curriculum and the new Common Core Regents Examinations. Through the partnership, teachers demonstrated an increased familiarity with the use of Common Core Learning Standards for Math and students showed growth in meeting or exceeding the State Standards in Math.

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Emolior - DRP Score - 2014M.S. X383 – Emolior Academy, Bronx, NY

Emolior Academy joined New York City Department of Education’s (NYCDOE) Middle School Quality Initiative (MSQI) in 2012. It was one of the lowest performing middle schools in New York City at the time. As NYCDOE’s lead partner in MSQI, Generation Ready began working with Emolior to help improve students’ learning outcomes. As a result of our support, there is an increased focus on data that results in students being grouped and regrouped after reviewing DRP data. Instruction is aligned across the grades and to students needs. Derrick Spaulding, Principal at Emolior Academy said: “Without Generation Ready’s support in the process, I don’t think we’d have the success that we have currently with our ELA department, with our ELA scores, with our understanding of literacy and how it affects all contents across the board”

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Horn LakeHorn Lake Middle School, Desoto County, MS

Horn Lake Middle School partnered with Generation Ready in 2015 in order to implement the Middle School Literacy Initiative. Generation Ready provided 40 days of onsite coaching support and focusing on the improvement of Tier I literacy instruction for its sixth graders. As a result of our partnership, student DRP test scores grew 7.5 DRP levels between spring and fall, over 150% higher than the national median for Grade six students.

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