Jamestown Public Schools, New York
95 Percent Group worked with the six elementary schools and three middle schools in Jamestown for a four-year period. Two of the elementary schools had received a Reading First grant. Because of the strong interventions completed in kindergarten, the DIBELS scores of students at the beginning of first grade grew from 38% at benchmark in the fall of 2005 to 66% at benchmark in the fall of 2008.
Additionally, the percentage of students identified as Intensive declined from 32% to 12% in that same period. The effective interventions in first grade also resulted in an increase in the number of second grade students entering the year at benchmark from 37% to 53%. For third grade, the growth increased from 33% to 50%. The district has continued to make gains since 2008 with only occasional support from 95 Percent Group. The data are summarized in Figure 3 below.
Jamestown DIBELS Data