With a student population exceeding 41,000 students, Rutherford County Schools in Tennessee has added more than 15,000 students since the 2000-2001 school year. During this time, the district has opened 17 new schools for a total of 25 elementary schools – of these 25, 10 schools receive school-wide Title I funding. With this high growth and constantly changing demographic, how could the district effectively keep up with the day-to-day work while also ensuring that all kids continue to become better readers?
The solution to maximizing student achievement is explained in our case study Inspiring Reading Achievement in Title I Schools – A Formula for Surpassing Goals in Kindergarten. 95 Percent Group implementation and materials fit perfectly into the district-wide goal “to empower today’s students to grasp tomorrow’s opportunities” by providing:
- Research-based practices teachers can provide in classrooms that result in growth for students
- Lessons that are solid and explicit
- Sustained, job-embedded professional development
The partnership between 95 Percent Group and Rutherford County Schools has resulted in a continued increase in reading scores and the district plans to expand it to their middle schools. Please read our case study to see how our relationship with this rapidly growing district has developed into a successful collaboration where students are the big winners.