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.

Program Overview:

School Year: 2015–2016
Grades Served: K–12
Assessment: i-Ready
Services: Math, Reading & Writing Intervention; Study Skills; Professional Development; Counseling Services; Parent Involvement Programs

Students Served
Schools Served

Key Highlights

Individual parent conferences were held
of Catapult Learning students received 20+ hours of instruction
of students receiving individual and small-group instruction also received counseling services for additional support
Parent Involvement workshops

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.

Writing Results By Grade