Lumos StepUp Efficacy Study: Hillcrest High School , Arkansas-2017-18

School Overview

Hillcrest High School is based in Strawberry Arkansas, which comes under the Hillcrest School District. The school supports over 202 students across the grades 7 to 12. It is a public school with a student-teacher ratio of 10.6:1 and about 66.8 % of the students are economically disadvantaged.


Demographics of Hillcrest High School


We conducted a study to understand the impact of Lumos Learning programs on student achievement. We have compared the state ranking of Hillcrest High School in 2016-17 and 2017-18 as indicated in schooldigger
The school used assessment practice program in 2017-18 to support students’ ACT Aspire preparation.

Improvement in State Ranking

Hillcrest High School Ranking

There are 262 high schools in Arkansas and Hillcrest High School was ranked 138th in the 2016-17 academic year. In 2017-18, the school adopted Math and ELA programs for Grades 7th and 8th. About 10 from each grade students used the Assessment Practice Program for ACT Aspire Math and ACT Aspire English Language Arts practice.
In the 2017-18 ACT Aspire tests, Hillcrest High School rank improved by 32 positions.

Grade 8 ACT Aspire Test-scores

Hillcrest high school Math 8th grade ACT Aspire scores

Compared to 2016-17, the percentage of 8th graders who met state expectations in 2017-18 ACT Aspire Math assessment increased by 14%.

Hillcrest high school ELA 8th grade ACT Aspire scores

There was an increase of 20.3%, seen in the number of students who met state expectations in 2017-18 Grade 8 English Language Arts ACT Aspire.

Overall Result

  • Grade 8 students at Hillcrest High School have surpassed the state average in ELA.
  • The use of Lumos assessment practice program for ACT Aspire Math and English Language Arts practice in 8th grade in 2017-18 influenced an increase in the percentage of students who have met the standards.
  • The overall school ranking improved by 32 positions from 138 in 2017 to 106 in 2018.

Steven Jarvis