(72% free or reduced lunch, 21% special ed). At the end of the 2006 school year, primary students (Grades K-3) at Cattlesburg Elementary School, scored in the 64th percentile on their Reading First assessment (the GRADE test). At the end of the 2007 school year, after using the Carbo Reading Styles Program, Cattlesburg’s primary students averaged a reading schore of 94.5%. Principal, Marci Prater, wrote:
I wanted to let you know that we use the GRADE test to assess all primary students. We assess them in August, January and May.
We went from 64% passing to 94.5% of our students reading on or above grade level with full implementation of Carbo into our 90 minutes of uninterrupted reading, plus 30 minutes of extra Carbo instruction in our lab for those students reading 2 grade levels or below in reading… We are extremely excited and I am sure that these gains are because of Carbo.
Reporting Educator: Marci Prater, Principal, Cattlesburg Elementary School.