Lumos StepUp Efficacy Study: Dewitt Middle School, Arkansas-2018-19

School Overview

Dewitt Middle School is based in Dewitt Arkansas, which comes under the Dewitt School District. The school supports over 281 students across grades 6 to 8. It is a public school with a student-teacher ratio of 10.3:1 and about 32.7% of the students are economically disadvantaged.

Demographics

Dewitt Middle School Demographics

Methodology

We conducted a study to understand the impact of Lumos Learning programs on student achievement. We have compared the state ranking of Dewitt Middle School in 2017-18 and 2018-19 as indicated in schooldigger
The school used Lumos tedBook program in 2018-19 to support student’s ACT Aspire preparation.

Improvement in State Ranking

Dewitt Middle School Ranking

There are 317 middle schools in Arkansas and Dewitt Middle School was ranked 156th in the 2017-18 academic year. In 2018-19, the school adopted Math & ELA program for Grades 6 to 8. About 30 students used the Lumos tedBook program for ACT Aspire Math & ELA practice. In the 2018-19 ACT Aspire tests, Dewitt Middle School rank improved by 59 positions.

Grade 6 ACT Aspire Test-scores

Dewitt Middle School Grade 6 ELA

Compared to 2017-18, the percentage of 6th graders who met state expectations in 2018-19 ACT Aspire ELA assessment increased by 7%.

Dewitt Middle School Grade 6 Math

There was an increase of 3%, seen in the number of students who met state expectations in 2018-19 Grade 6 Math ACT Aspire.

Grade 7 ACT Aspire Test-scores

Dewitt Middle School Grade 7 ELA

Compared to 2017-18, the percentage of 7th graders who met state expectations in 2018-19 ACT Aspire ELA assessment increased by 2%.

Grade 8 ACT Aspire Test-scores

Dewitt Middle School Grade 8 ELA

Compared to 2017-18, the percentage of 8th graders who met state expectations in 2018-19 ACT Aspire ELA assessment increased by 7.2%.

Dewitt Middle School Grade 8 Math

There was an increase of 14%, seen in the number of students who met state expectations in 2018-19 Grade 8 Math ACT Aspire.

Overall Result

  • The use of Lumos tedBook for ACT Aspire Math & ELA practice in 6th, 7th & 8th grades in 2018-19 influenced an increase in the percentage of students who have met the standards.
  • Grade 6, 7 & 8 students in Dewitt Middle School have surpassed the state average in both Math and ELA.
  • The overall school ranking improved by 59 positions from 156 in 2018 to 97 in 2019.
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