(Suburban, 79% free or reduced lunch, 63% limited English proficiency). After one year of training in the Carbo Reading Styles Program, West Haverstraw Elementary (North Rockland, New York), made the “Exemplary List of Most Improved Schools” in New York State. After three years, they became a “High Performing/Gap Closing school in Language Arts and Math (their state’s highest ranking).
Assistant Superintendent, Robert Katulak, wrote: “As assistant superintendent for our district, I work hard to find research-based programs that help principals help teachers to raise test scores and close the achievement gap. Carbo’s Program has done just that with our students, and it is a perfect fit with our literature based reading series. Using Carbo has reduced discipline referrals and suspensions by more than 50%.” Reporting Educator: Robert Katulak, Assistant Superintendent, North Rockland Schools, New York.