High School students working
Rural Title 1 School Increases Number of Students Proficient in Reading by 18%
District Key:
Tooele County School District
State: Utah
Location: Small Remote Town
Schools: 30
Number of Students: 18,500
English Learners: 600
Our school motto is calling every Wildcat college and career ready, so we thought, what do we need to do to show them how this lexile level can help with that? So we started to really focus on why is your lexile level important? What is a lexile? What kind of job, do you want, and what kind of lexile level are you’re going to need to be proficient in that career?
– Principal Heather Castagno
About Wendover High School
Wendover High School is a Title 1 school with 200 students in grades 7-12. According to 2019 state test scores, 32 percent of students are proficient in math and 28 percent are proficient in reading.
When Principal Castagno started as the new principal of Wendover High School in 2016, only 10% of students were proficient in reading.
Principal Castagno and her team implemented a college and career readiness initiative that helped motivate students with a focus on understanding Lexile levels and the careers students were most interested in.
By using Achieve3000 Literacy for reading practice every week, Wendover High School students were able to nearly quadruple their expected reading growth.
Students achieved 3.6X expected reading growth!
2018-2019 School Year
Students achieved 3.6X expected reading growth! 2018-2019 School Year
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Principal Heather Castagno has been an educator for more than 22 years and in 2019 was named Tooele Country School District’s Administrator of the Year.
How did you get students excited about Achieve3000 Literacy?
We developed a set of lessons designed to expose students to a variety of careers and help them understand how their education now is related to their quality of life later, after high school. Because our primary goal was to help our below-grade-level readers, we also allowed students who met college and career readiness reading standards to be dismissed from the initiative. This really helped motivate the kids.
A Wendover High student shares, her successful experience with Achieve3000 Literacy
To learn more about Achieve3000® Literacy,
please contact 1-800-838-8771 or visit achieve3000.com
About Achieve 3000
Achieve 3000 delivers a comprehensive suite of digital solutions that significantly accelerate and deepen learning in literacy, math, science, social studies, and ELA. Using personalized and differentiated solutions, Achieve 3000 enables educators to help all students achieve accelerated growth. For more than five million students in grades PreK-12, Achieve 3000 improves high-stakes test performance and drives college and career readiness.