Miami-Dade County Non-Public School Services
In 1999, with 60% of its students speaking a primary language other than English, Miami-Dade County Non-Public Schools needed a proven intervention program to address achievement gaps and improve student performance. Catapult Learning was selected by Miami-Dade County to provide a structured, systematic, data-driven intervention program for its Title I-eligible students. During the 2015–16 school year, students continued to show academic gains based on the i-Ready assessment results.
Catapult Learning Intervention Services were provided in one-hour sessions 2–5 days per week based on student needs. Working in small groups with a Catapult Learning teacher, students focused on mastering foundational skills in reading and math and participated in the Catapult Study Skills program. In addition, elementary and middle school students took part in Catapult Learning’s writing program.
School Year: 2015–2016
Grades Served: K–12
Services: Math, Reading & Writing Intervention; Study Skills; Professional Development; Counseling Services; Parent Involvement Programs
Title I Students Improve Performance in Reading & Math
Title I Students Achieved 30 Point Increase In Reading
Title I Students Achieved 25 Point Increase In Math
Title I Students Received Study Skills and Writing Support in Addition to Intervention Services
Students moved from an average score of 74 on the pretest to an average score of 82 on the posttest, an 8 point increase (10% improvement)
Study Skills Results By Grade
In writing, students averaged a full point gain, from 3 to 4, or a 25% improvement, based on corresponding Florida State Assessment (FSA) writing rubrics for their grade.