Sustainable Reading Achievement
In districts nationwide where literacy and reading comprehension are dominant goals, the data-driven Literacy First framework continues to result in dramatic success.
Browse these powerful results from schools across the country and learn how Literacy First has built capacity and helped students in all grades achieve literacy and growth in reading comprehension skills across content areas.
Literacy First Success Stories from Catapult Learning
Sustainable Results for Middle and High School Students
In many schools and districts nationwide, where literacy and reading comprehension in the content areas are dominant goals, the data-driven Literacy First framework continues to result in major transformation. When you introduce this powerful teaching, learning, and leading framework to your school or district, your instructors and students will achieve amazing results as well, and students will be well prepared for the demands of higher education and the workplace.
- In 2008, only 55% of Arkansas City High School students were meeting requirements for reading comprehension on the Kansas Reading Assessment. After just one year of implementing Literacy First, performance increased 62% to a dramatic 89%, achieving “Meets Standard” or above.
- After two years of Literacy First, Emporia High School in Kansas closed the achievement gap to perform above the state level by 2010. Emporia continues to outperform the state in reading today.
- Madison Middle School in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, saw the percentage of students performing at the advanced level on the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Test double within the third year of the Literacy First framework, from 22% to 44%.
You are encouraged to take a look at various implementations by your colleagues nearby or across the country, then contact us for a discussion of your specific needs in professional development and building capacity for teaching reading comprehension and literacy.