SALT LAKE CITY (PRWEB) April 25, 2013
School Improvement Network, the leader in educator effectiveness, today announced the release of a new case study detailing how a large, urban elementary school in Utah closed the achievement gap with minority students and increased reading proficiency among ELL students with the Educator Effectiveness System.
The Educator Effectiveness System delivers a process to improve teacher practice, and gives educators a set of powerful tools to drive the process. Research shows that districts and schools that use the tools in the Educator Effectiveness System produce better teachers, and as a result experience dramatic increases in student achievement, driving up student test scores by as much as 30 percent in a single year and closing the achievement gap against other schools. The tools within the Educator Effectiveness System are also proven to have specific impact in helping Title 1 schools and students close the achievement gap and overcome obstacles to student achievement.
“A truly effective educator can help a student overcome social, economic or educational disadvantages they may have to help them excel and attain mastery of all subjects,” said Chet Linton, CEO and president of School Improvement Network. “To become as effective as possible, educators must have a holistic system to give them the personalized support and resources they need to do their job effectively. The new case study of Woodrow Wilson Elementary School is another piece of evidence showing that the Educator Effectiveness System gives educators this support and, as a result, drives educator effectiveness and student achievement towards closing the achievement gap and helping all students succeed.”
At Woodrow Wilson Elementary School, the Educator Effectiveness System provided educators a way to give differentiated instruction for a diverse student population:
- 79 percent of students are from minority groups
- Many students are refugees from over 25 countries
- 86 percent live in economically disadvantaged circumstances
After using the Educator Effectiveness System, reading proficiency at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School increased year over year from 55 percent to 64 percent, and educator enthusiasm also increased.
About School Improvement Network
Founded in 1991 by teachers, School Improvement Network has spent decades researching and documenting the best practices in education. From this research, School Improvement Network has developed the Educator Effectiveness System. This system delivers a process to improve teacher practice, and gives educators a set of powerful tools to drive the process. Research shows that districts and schools that use the tools in the Educator Effectiveness System produce better teachers and, as a result, experience dramatic increases in student achievement, driving up student test scores by as much as 30 percent in a single year. School Improvement Network works with thousands of schools and districts in every state and around the world and has visited over 3,500 classrooms to document best practices in action. Learn more at http://www.schoolimprovement.com.
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