Van Buren R-1 Schools, Van Buren, Missouri
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After one year of Carbo Reading Styles implementation, Van Buren R-1 Schools reported high reading gains across all grade levels on the CTB Terra Nova. Percentile gains were particularly high in the lower grades with kindergartners gaining 22 percentiles, first-graders 18 percentiles and second-graders rising nine percentiles. Grade 3 was tested with the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP), in which the goal is to move 3% of the population from the bottom academic levels (1-2) to the top levels (4-5). Nearly 14% of Van Buren’s third-graders moved out of the bottom levels and 7% moved to the top levels (4-5). Reporting educator: Ella Jean Keeney, Reading Styles Coordinator, Van Buren R-1 Schools.

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