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Indiana district improving literacy proficiency through a comprehensive digital platform

District Administration Custom Publishing Group
February, 2016

Nearly 10 percent of the 18,680 students in the South Bend Community School Corporation in north central Indiana are English language learners. With students of varying levels of proficiency spread across the district’s 33 schools, finding solutions to help students increase their skills, particularly in reading comprehension, proved difficult.

New challenges for school literacy specialists

Alison DeNisco
January, 2016
Districts nationwide have more than 10 different titles for “literacy specialist."

Districts must navigate a larger number of titles and skill sets when hiring qualified literacy specialists to implement new learning standards and to improve students’ reading and writing performance.

Traditionally, a reading specialist worked in small groups or one-on-one with struggling students.

Achieve3000 leads to achievement gains and assessment success in southern California district

District Administration Custom Publishing Group
January, 2016
John M. Nelson III served as the Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services at Chula Vista Elementary School District

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Can software spot a great essay?

Nancy Mann Jackson
June, 2015
Students at Cherokee County School District use Pearson’s WriteToLearn to help them become better writers.

As Common Core standards require students to write extensively across the curriculum, more districts are using automated assessment tools to save teachers time and give students immediate analysis.

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