Lumos StepUp Efficacy Study: Bearden Elementary School, Arkansas-2018-19

School Overview

Bearden Elementary School is based in Bearden Arkansas, which comes under the Bearden School District. The school supports over 242 students across grades K to 6. It is a public school with a student-teacher ratio of 11:1 and about 35.1% of the students are economically disadvantaged.

Demographics

Bearden Elementary 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 Bearden Elementary School in 2017-18 and 2018-19 as indicated in schooldigger
The school used Lumos StepUp program in 2018-19 to support student’s ACT Aspire preparation.

Improvement in State Ranking

Bearden Elementary School ranking

There are 487 elementary schools in Arkansas and Bearden Elementary School was ranked 305th in the 2017-18 academic year. In 2018-19, the school adopted Math & ELA program for Grades 3 to 6. About 188 students used the Lumos StepUp program for ACT Aspire Math & ELA practice. In the 2018-19 ACT Aspire tests, Bearden Elementary School rank improved by 5 positions.

Grade 4 ACT Aspire Test-scores

Bearden Elementary School 4th Grade ELA

Compared to 2017-18, the percentage of 4th graders who met state expectations in 2018-19 ACT Aspire ELA assessment increased by 12.2%.

Bearden Elementary School 4th Grade Math

There was an increase of 33%, seen in the number of students who met state expectations in 2018-19 Grade 4 Math ACT Aspire.

Grade 6 ACT Aspire Test-scores

Bearden Elementary School 6th Grade ELA

Compared to 2017-18, the percentage of 6th graders who met state expectations in 2018-19 ACT Aspire ELA assessment increased by 2%.

Bearden Elementary School 6th Grade Math

There was an increase of 8%, seen in the number of students who met state expectations in 2018-19 Grade 6 Math ACT Aspire.

Overall Result

  • The use of Lumos StepUp for ACT Aspire Math & ELA practice in 4th and 6th grades in 2018-19 influenced an increase in the percentage of students who have met the standards.
  • Grade 4 and Grade 6 students in Bearden Elementary School have surpassed the state average in Math and ELA respectively.
  • The overall school ranking improved by 5 positions from 305 in 2018 to 300 in 2019.
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Steven Jarvis