Lumos StepUp Efficacy Study: Kiowa Middle School, Colorado-2017-18

School Overview

Kiowa Middle School is based in Kiowa Colorado, which is a part of School District No. C-2. The school supports over 65 students across grades 6 to 8. It is a public school with a student-teacher ratio of 9.2:1 and about 35.4% of the students are economically disadvantaged.


Kiowa Middle School Demographics


We conducted a study to understand the impact of Lumos Learning programs on student achievement. We have compared the state ranking of Kiowa Middle School in 2016-17 and 2017-18 as indicated in schooldigger and Colorado State Department of Education
The school used Lumos StepUp program in 2017-18 to support students’ Colorado Measures of Academic Success preparation.

Improvement in State Ranking

Kiowa Middle School Ranking

There are 418 middle schools in Colorado and Kiowa Middle School was ranked 259th in the 2016-17 academic year. In 2017-18, the school adopted ELA program for Grades 6 to 8. About 146 students used the Lumos StepUp program for CMAS English Language Arts practice. In the 2017-18 CMAS tests, Kiowa Middle School rank improved by 66 positions.

Grade 6 CMAS Test-scores

CMAS 6th grade ELA

Compared to 2016-17, the percentage of 6th graders who met state expectations in 2017-18 CMAS English Language Arts increased by 7.1%.

Grade 7 CMAS Test-scores

CMAS 7th Grade ELA

In the 2017-18 CMAS tests, 7th graders’ who met the standards increased by by 25%.

Grade 8 CMAS Test-scores

CMAS 8 th Grade ELA

There was an increase of 6.3%, seen in the number of students who met state expectations in 2017-18 Grade 8 English Language Arts CMAS.

Overall Result

  • Grade 7 students in Kiowa Middle School have surpassed the state average in ELA.
  • The use of Lumos StepUp for CMAS English Language Arts practice in 6th, 7th & 8th grades in 2017-18 influenced an increase in the percentage of students who have met the standards.
  • The use of lumos StepUp program at the Kiowa Middle School helped them improve in CMAS ELA assessment and the overall school ranking improved by 66 positions from 325 in 2017 to 259 in 2018.

Steven Jarvis