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Why Parents Trust Summer Learning HeadStart Workbooks to Beat Summer Slide

There have been many transitions since the pandemic hit. Now even more, with kids being home during summer. Students who were once learning at school are now learning from home. Parents juggle not only being caregivers, employers, but now even more by being personal teachers for their kids. As the weather starts to rise, students start to loosen up and get ready for the summer. Research has proven that during summer, students lose 4-6 weeks of academic skills due to summer learning loss. Teachers spend the first month of every school year reteaching skills that students learned the year before. Also, now there is a new term called the COVID Slide, where students can lose up to 6 months of learning.

Why Parents Trust Summer Learning HeadStart Workbooks to Beat Summer Slide

Lumos Learning decided to solve this prevalent problem by designing the Summer Learning HeadStart program. It was formulated by expert teachers for student success by designing a workbook with English, math, vocabulary, and fun activities to ensure student success for the upcoming school year.Many parents have purchased our Summer Learning HeadStart Workbook as an extra resource to help their kids sharpen the skills they have learned at school. Others purchased the workbook when they did not know their school’s district plans on distant learning and used it as a substitute for their students’ school learning.

To understand how parents and students are using our Summer Learning Workbooks during this time, we decided to interview parents and hear their experience while using our book.

 


Ranya Croitori

Purchased the 2020 Lumos Summer HeadStart Workbook (3rd-4th)

When Ranya first purchased the book, her daughter was not kicking and screaming. Instead, it was a very smooth transition onto the workbook. She was pretty impressed by the Lumos Summer HeadStart Workbook, especially after using other workbooks in the past like Summer Bridge Activities. Compared to other workbooks, she believes Lumos is geared towards independent learners. She expressed her thoughts on Lumos’ level is “vigorous and harger,” for her own child and other students at the same grade level. The “workbook has a smaller font and has longer reading passages compared to other brands.” Ranya would only recommend the workbook to ⅓ of her students in school. The other ⅔ of her students, she would recommend a less challenging book. The workbook can be improved by adding constructive response writing (question and answer), which will enhance students’ thinking.

“I absolutely love the Lumos Learning COVID-19 book. My soon to be 4th grader is almost complete with the book. My daughter started working on the book about eight weeks ago. I loved that she was able to complete the book independently. As a teacher, I really appreciate the well throughout lessons that the book and website offer. I truly believe that this book is a great test prep to prepare our children for the standardized tests that students are expected to take every year. Overall, this was a great tool to use during this unforeseen pandemic. I hope you will try using this book to prepare your child for the next grade level.”

– Ranya Croitori

 


Cami Takkunen

Purchased the 2019 Lumos Summer HeadStart Workbook (4th-5th and 6th-7th)

When Cami Takkunenen, a mother of 3, did not receive plans from her district about online learning, she decided to go on Amazon to find workbooks for her kids. That’s when she came across Lumos Learning. Using the book 20-30 minutes every day, she enjoyed watching her kids’ progress and their learning process. With a step by a step answer key, she was also able to guide her kids through questions they struggled on. Her kids’ favorite part was the fun activities at the end of each week, brightening her kids’ week. Cami enjoyed that the workbook left space for the family to still be able to spend quality time together while still refreshing their academic skills.

Overall, she had a great experience using the summer workbook. She states, “I plan to continue to buy more summer workbooks from you guys in the future! All expectations were met!”.

“I purchased Lumos Learning workbooks for my children when our schools closed in March. I feel the books are an appropriate challenge for my children to keep their minds engaged. Each daily work takes around 20 minutes to complete, so it’s a good amount of time for them to stay interested. My kids don’t always know the answers, so we appreciate the easy to understand answer key. There are some fun summer activities at the back of the book, and my kids are learning about sign language with that!”

 


Princess Allen

Purchased the 2020 Lumos Summer HeadStart Workbook (5th-6th,7th-8th,8th-9th)

Princess is a full-time mother and student. She found out about Lumos Learning when a friend sent her a list of recommended books. She searched us on Amazon and ended up purchasing three of our workbooks. Her sixth-grade son exceeds academically at a magnet school. However, because of the pandemic, her son’s school closed two months earlier than scheduled. He “lost all extra learning for those two months,” Princess states. The Summer Learning HeadStart workbook was a great assignment for him to do over the summer to keep his academic skills fresh and ready for the next school year. She loves that many of the skills and activities in the workbook are similar to the work he was learning in school. The sign language portion stuck out to her since she believes that knowing how to sign is a basic skill that can be used for the rest of his life. Overall, Princess’s expectations were met and planned to continue to use the summer workbooks.

“We have been using the book now for a few weeks. I am really proud of this purchase. The weekly online assignment is similar to what my child does in school on google classroom. He also works in the book daily. I love how it section off in weeks & days for the assignments. We work on assignments every day. I am very please with this purpose & I have recommended it to several of my other friends. Thank you!”

 


Erin Connolly

Purchased the 2019 Lumos Summer HeadStart Workbook (8th-9th)

Erin, an Agile Scrum Master from Virginia, manages IT projects that modify payroll and personnel for the US Navy. She came across the summer workbook when she was to find a book to help her son academically when learning transitioned from school to online. Her expectations were exceeded since she bought a higher level book for her son. She felt it was a kick start to a conversation for something new to learn. The book was in a good price range, especially since many kids do not want to do schoolwork during the summer.Most of the material in the book was relevant to her son’s academic curriculum. She suggested transitions in the workbook, making it easier for students to follow the lesson. Instead of going straight to questions every day, the workbook should provide a quick lesson, giving students an introduction to the assignment for the day.

She had a good experience with the workbook. The book was in a good price range, especially since many kids do not want to do schoolwork during the summer.

“My son used the Lumos Learning Summer learning workbook to prepare him for the next grade level. He found the daily assignments challenging, which gave us time to walk through the different scenarios together, whereas he may not have received that same attention at school. Therefore, I am glad he will be ahead of the lessons once he starts back at school. I look forward to ordering the updated version of the book.”

 


Ashley Herrington

“We love the Lumos Learning book because it’s easy to follow, and has been a great supplement while Liani has been out of school. I can check her progress and see what she needs help with.”

 


Alexandria Rodgers

Purchased the 2020 Lumos Summer HeadStart Workbook (5th-6th)

Alex heard about us in the educational field and decided to give Lumos at try after reading all the Amazon reviews. While using the workbook, she liked that ”it was short with daily lessons and not 5 page lessons”, making it not extensive. It only took 15 minutes for her child to finish the daily task assigned, leaving room for her child to do other activities during the summer. Her daughter’s favorite part of the book is the journal where she can reflect on her day and express her thoughts. When asked if her expectations were met, she stated, “It gives my child just enough learning to keep the regression from happening and also keeps us entertained with the end of the week activities”. Her daughter was excited to see the fun activity on sign language since Alexandria works for a deaf school. Alexandria also likes the fact that she could input online goals, IEP, recommendations, and accommodations on the online parent portal.

 


 


Jared Maucher

Purchased the 2019 Lumos Summer HeadStart Workbook (2nd-3rd,6th-7th,7th-8th)

“These books are great for bridging the gap between the grades. By continuing to do things over the summer helps my children when they start back in fall. The lessons don’t take much time to do, and if the kids focus, they can be done in 5-30 min for the day’s material (depending on if it’s reading or not). The online portion is also helpful in getting the kids used to navigating websites and answering questions online. There are a couple of typographical and content errors I’ve noticed, but to be fair, that’s with pretty much every book, and parents should be engaged anyway to go over the material with their children. I also would like to see the answer sheets be the tear out kind, so we can remove them easier.”

 


Rosalee Dougal

Purchased the 2020 Lumos Summer HeadStart Workbook (6th-7th)

“The workbook is easy to follow. My son likes that it is laid out by weeks and days. I wish there were a few more problems to work on each day. I also feel the workbook is a little bland – it needs some color! But overall, I am pleased with the workbook and the practice it is going, my son.”

 


Sara Glenn

Purchased the 2020 Lumos Summer HeadStart Workbook (3rd-4th)

Sara Glenn is from Indiana. She first heard about Lumos through her daughter’s school friend. The book has been effective for Sara because the workbook includes concepts from the school year, allowing her child to continue to work on the skills during the summer. “It focuses on vocabulary, reading comprehension, which is very in line with what she has been learning in class,” stated Sara. Her daughter’s favorite part is the journal. It “allows for creativity – she can write whatever she wants. She doesn’t normally journal on her own, so it’s something different. It gives an opportunity for her to talk about her day,” Sara stated. With the workbook, she felt that her daughter was able to look at how much progress she has made, giving her more control of her work and learning how to self manage. Sara has had a great experience with the workbook, stating, “please with it, I would do it moving forward and would try again in the next year 4th-5th and continue to use book based on her academic status”.

“Our experience with the Lumos Learning Summer Bridge series has been very positive. The format and flow of the book allow our students to work independently and balance their time both within the workbook and online. We chose the grades one above our High Ability student’s current grades, and it has been a perfect fit to review and challenge her. The changing formats of the daily work create some variety compared to other books we’ve used in the past that have been much more monotonous. We will continue to choose this book for our summer bridgework.”

 


 


Jennifer Busick

Purchased the 2020 Lumos Summer HeadStart Workbook (8th-9th)

“I wanted my son, who just finished the 8th grade, to practice his math and language arts skills over the summer to help him be prepared for high school in the fall. So, I purchased the Lumos Learning Summer Learning Headstart workbook. It has math and language arts practice and a lot more! It even has an online component where he can practice vocabulary and additional language arts skills. The workbook has the answers in the back, along with explanations as to why they are the correct answers. That is very helpful for kids who struggle with reading comprehension. I am so glad I found this workbook for my son!”

 


Ady Aradrimath

Purchased the 2019 Lumos Summer HeadStart Workbook (4th-5th)

“Lumos Learning’s Summer Headstart workbook (4 to 5) has proved to be a great resource to help my daughter to refresh her 4th-grade concepts. It acted as a bridge course laying a strong foundation as she enters into 5th grade coming fall. The book has been well organized, covering various exercises across reading, writing, math, and some fun activities in between the lessons. I would certainly recommend this resource for anyone wishing to keep their kids with some school work in summer. I have also tried Lumos’ other resources, such as state test prep books. They are really good as they are designed per the core standards of the state.”

 


Cynthia Keogh

Purchased the 2020 Lumos Summer HeadStart Workbook (5th-6th and 4th-5th )

Cynthia Keogh has been using other review books for the past three years, like Sylvan, Scholastics, and Barrons. She decided to try the Lumos Learning Summer Workbook when she felt the other books were not what she was looking for. The Lumos workbook “has been the least painful workbook my child has worked, maybe even the most successful review book” because her child doesn’t complain, throw fits, or self defeats himself. The workbook has helped build her son’s confidence as a whole, which “is huge and worth every penny.” She believes that the book has a good formula; “nailing the amount of work, the presentation, and choice of passages that have been struggling in the school system.”

 


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

School Overview

Riverside West Elementary School is based in Lake City Arkansas, which comes under Riverside School District. The school supports over 275 students across grades grades Pre-K to 6. It is a public school with a student-teacher ratio of 13.5:1 and about 36% of the students are economically disadvantaged.

Demographics

Riverside West 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 Riverside west 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

Riverside West Elementary School Ranking

There are 487 elementary schools in Arkansas and Riverside West Elementary School was ranked 69th in the 2017-18 academic year. In 2018-19, the school adopted ELA program for Grades 3 to 6. About 266 students used the Lumos StepUp program for ACT Aspire ELA practice. In the 2018-19 ACT Aspire tests, Riverside West Elementary School rank improved by 30 positions.

Grade 3 ACT Aspire Test-scores

Riverside West Elementary School Grade 3 ELA

Compared to 2017-18, the percentage of 3rd graders who met state expectations in 2018-19 ACT Aspire ELA assessment increased by 6%.

Grade 4 ACT Aspire Test-scores

Riverside West Elementary School Grade 4 ELA

There was an increase of 6%, seen in the number of students who met state expectations in 2018-19 Grade 4 ELA ACT Aspire.

Grade 6 ACT Aspire Test-scores

Riverside West Elementary 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%.

Overall Result

  • The use of Lumos StepUp for ACT Aspire ELA practice in 3rd, 4th & 6th grades in 2018-19 influenced an increase in the percentage of students who have met the standards.
  • Grade 3rd, 4th & 6th students in Riverside West Elementary School have surpassed state average in 2018-19 ELA ACT Aspire assessment.
  • The overall school ranking improved by 30 positions from 69 in 2018 to 39 in 2019.

Lumos StepUp Efficacy Study: Palmview Elementary School, Florida-2018-19

School Overview

Palmview Elementary School is based in Pompano Beach Florida, which comes under the Broward school district. The school supports over 609 students across grades Pre-K to 5. It is a public school with a student-teacher ratio of 14.5:1 and about 94.3% of the students are economically disadvantaged.

Demographics

Palmview Elementary School Demographics

Methodology

We conducted a study to understand the impact of Lumos Learning programs on student achievement. We have compared the test scores of Palmview 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 FSA preparation. In 2018-19, the school adopted ELA program for Grade 4 & about 30 students used the Lumos StepUp program for FSA ELA practice.

Grade 4 FSA Test-scores

Palmview Elementary School Grade 4 ELA

Compared to 2017-18, the percentage of 4th graders who met state expectations in 2018-19 FSA ELA assessment increased by 16%.

Overall Result

  • The use of Lumos StepUp for ELA practice in 4th grade in 2018-19 influenced an increase in the percentage of students who have met the standards.

Lumos StepUp Efficacy Study: J. S. Clark Elementary School, Louisiana-2018-19

School Overview

J. S. Clark Elementary School is based in Shreveport Louisiana, which comes under the Caddo Parish school district. The school supports over 747 students across grades Pre-K to 5. It is a public school with a student-teacher ratio of 16.9:1 and about 84.7% of the students are economically disadvantaged.

Demographics

J. S. Clark 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 J. S. Clark Elementary School in 2017-18 and 2018-19 as indicated in schooldigger
The school used Lumos tedBook program in 2018-19 to support student’s LEAP preparation.

Improvement in State Ranking

J. S. Clark Elementary School Ranking

There are 738 elementary schools in Louisiana and J. S. Clark Elementary School was ranked 641th in the 2017-18 academic year. In 2018-19, the school adopted ELA program for Grades 3, 4 and 5. About 90 students used the Lumos TedBook program for LEAP ELA practice. In the 2018-19 LEAP tests, J. S. Clark Elementary School rank improved by 27 positions.

Grade 3 LEAP Test-scores

J. S. Clark Elementary School 3rd Grade ELA

Compared to 2017-18, the percentage of 3rd graders who met state expectations in 2018-19 LEAP ELA assessment increased by 16%.

Grade 4 LEAP Test-scores

J. S. Clark Elementary School 4th Grade ELA

There was an increase of 14%, seen in the number of students who met state expectations in 2018-19 Grade 4 ELA LEAP.

Overall Result

  • The use of Lumos tedBook for LEAP ELA practice in 3rd and 4th grades in 2018-19 influenced an increase in the percentage of students who have met the standards.
  • The overall school ranking improved by 27 positions from 641 in 2018 to 614 in 2019.

Lumos StepUp Efficacy Study: Indian Creek Middle School, Georgia-2018-19

School Overview

Indian Creek Middle School is based in Covington Georgia, which comes under Newton County school district. The school supports over 947 students across grades 6 to 8. It is a public school with a student-teacher ratio of 14.3:1 and about 64.8% of the students are economically disadvantaged.

Demographics

Indian Creek Middle School Demographics

Methodology

We conducted a study to understand the impact of Lumos Learning programs on student achievement. We have compared the state test scores of Indian Creek Middle School in 2017-18 and 2018-19 as indicated in schooldigger
The school used Lumos StepUp program in 2018-19 to support student’s GMAS preparation.

Grade 7 GMAS Test-scores

Indian Creek Middle School Grade 7 Math

About 120 students used the Lumos StepUp program for GMAS Math practice. In the 2018-19 GMAS tests, the percentage of 7th graders who met state expectations increased by 5%.

Overall Result

  • The use of Lumos StepUp for GMAS Math practice in 7th grade in 2018-19 influenced an increase in the percentage of students who have met the standards.

Lumos StepUp Efficacy Study: Gibson Elementary School, Louisiana-2018-19

School Overview

Gibson Elementary School is based in Gibson Louisiana, which comes under the Terrebonne Parish school district. The school supports over 207 students across grades pre-k to 6. It is a public school with a student-teacher ratio of 11.5:1 and about 62.3% of the students are economically disadvantaged.

Demographics

Gibson 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 Gibson Elementary School in 2017-18 and 2018-19 as indicated in schooldigger
The school used Lumos tedBook program in 2018-19 to support student’s LEAP preparation.

Improvement in State Ranking

Gibson Elementary School Ranking

There are 738 elementary schools in Louisiana and Gibson Elementary School was ranked 371 in the 2017-18 academic year. In 2018-19, the school adopted ELA program for Grades 3 to 6. About 105 students used the Lumos tedBook program for LEAP English Language Arts practice. In the 2018-19 LEAP tests, Gibson Elementary School rank improved by 35 positions.

Grade 3 LEAP Test-scores

Gibson Elementary School Grade 3 ELA

Compared to 2017-18, the percentage of 3rd graders who met state expectations in 2018-19 LEAP ELA assessment increased by 29%.

Overall Result

  • The use of Lumos tedBook for LEAP English Language Arts practice in 3rd grades in 2018-19 influenced an increase in the percentage of students who have met the standards.
  • Grade 3 students Gibson Elementary School have surpassed the state average in ELA.
  • The overall school ranking improved by 35 positions from 371 in 2018 to 336 in 2019.
  • Some of the enrolled students in the school are English language learners who have shown significant improvements in 2018-19 LEAP ELA tests.

Lumos StepUp Efficacy Study: Georgia Cyber Academy, Georgia-2018-19

School Overview

Georgia Cyber Academy is based in Atlanta Georgia, which comes under State Charter Schools- Georgia Cyber Academy school district. The school supports over 14,319 students across grades K to 12. It is a public/charter school with a student-teacher ratio of 39.8:1 and about 64% of the students are economically disadvantaged.

Demographics

Georgia Cyber Academy Demographics

Methodology

We conducted a study to understand the impact of Lumos Learning programs on student achievement. We have compared the state ranking of Georgia Cyber Academy in 2017-18 and 2018-19 as indicated in schooldigger
The school used Lumos StepUp program in 2018-19 to support student’s GMAS preparation.

Improvement in State Ranking

Georgia Cyber Academy Ranking Elementary

Georgia Cyber Academy Ranking Middle

Georgia Cyber Academy Ranking High

There are 1234 elementary schools, 551 middle schools & 435 high schools in Georgia and Georgia Cyber Academy was ranked 744th, 284th & 247th of Georgia public elementary, middle & high schools respectively in the 2017-18 academic year. In 2018-19, the school adopted Math, ELA, Algebra and Geometry programs for Grades 3 to 8 as well for high school students. About 7,848 students used the Lumos StepUp program for GMAS Math & ELA practice. In the 2018-19 ACT Aspire tests, Georgia Cyber Academy rank improved by 93 positions in elementary school category, 56 positions in middle school category & 19 positions in high school category

Grade 3 GMAS Test-scores

Georgia Cyber Academy 3rd Grade ELA

Compared to 2017-18, the percentage of 3rd graders who met state expectations in 2018-19 GMAS ELA assessment increased by 4%.

Georgia Cyber Academy 3rd Grade Math

There was an increase of 1.3%, seen in the number of students who met state expectations in 2018-19 Grade 3 Math GMAS.

Grade 4 GMAS Test-scores

Georgia Cyber Academy 4th Grade ELA

Compared to 2017-18, the percentage of 4th graders who met state expectations in 2018-19 GMAS ELA assessment increased by 7%.

Georgia Cyber Academy 4th Grade Math

There was an increase of 11%, seen in the number of students who met state expectations in 2018-19 Grade 4 Math GMAS.

Grade 5 GMAS Test-scores

Georgia Cyber Academy 5th Grade ELA

Compared to 2017-18, the percentage of 5th graders who met state expectations in 2018-19 GMAS ELA assessment increased by 5%.

Georgia Cyber Academy 5th Grade Math

There was an increase of 2.4%, seen in the number of students who met state expectations in 2018-19 Grade 5 Math GMAS.

Grade 6 GMAS Test-scores

Georgia Cyber Academy 6th Grade ELA

Compared to 2017-18, the percentage of 6th graders who met state expectations in 2018-19 GMAS ELA assessment increased by 14%.

Georgia Cyber Academy 6th Grade Math

There was an increase of 8.3%, seen in the number of students who met state expectations in 2018-19 Grade 6 Math GMAS.

Grade 7 GMAS Test-scores

Georgia Cyber Academy 7th Grade ELA

Compared to 2017-18, the percentage of 7th graders who met state expectations in 2018-19 GMAS ELA assessment increased by 4.3%.

Georgia Cyber Academy 7th Grade Math

There was an increase of 1%, seen in the number of students who met state expectations in 2018-19 Grade 7 Math GMAS.

Grade 8 GMAS Test-scores

Georgia Cyber Academy 8th Grade ELA

Compared to 2017-18, the percentage of 8th graders who met state expectations in 2018-19 GMAS ELA assessment increased by 9%.

Overall Result

  • The use of Lumos StepUp for GMAS Math & ELA practice from grades 3 to 8 in 2018-19 influenced an increase in the percentage of students who have met the standards.
  • Grades 4, 6 & 7 students in Georgia Cyber Academy have surpassed the state average in ELA.
  • The overall school ranking improved by 93 positions in elementary school ranking category, 56 positions in middle school ranking category and 19 positions in high school ranking category after 2018-19 GMAS tests.

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.

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.

Lumos StepUp Efficacy Study: Hill-Roberts Elementary School, Massachusetts-2017-18

School Overview

Hill-Roberts Elementary School is based in Attleboro Massachusetts, which comes under the Attleboro school district. The school supports over 467 students across grades pre-k to 4. It is a public school with a student-teacher ratio of 18.0:1 and about 35% of the students are economically disadvantaged.

Demographics

Hill-Roberts 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 Hill-Roberts Elementary School in 2016-17 and 2017-18 as indicated in schooldigger and Massachusetts State Department of Education.
The school used Lumos StepUp program in 2017-18 to support student’s Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System preparation.

Improvement in State Ranking

Hill-Roberts Elementary School Ranking

There are 934 elementary schools in Massachusetts and Hill-Roberts Elementary School was ranked 665th in the 2016-17 academic year. In 2017-18, the school adopted Math program for Grades 4. About 52 students used the Lumos Stepup program for MCAS Math. In the 2017-18 MCAS tests, Hill-Roberts Elementary School rank improved by 31 positions.

Grade 4 MCAS Test-scores

MCAS 4th Grade Math

Compared to 2016-17, the percentage of 4th graders who met state expectations in 2017-18 MCAS Math assessment increased by 13%.

Overall Result

  • The use of Lumos StepUp for MCAS Math in 4th in 2017-18 influenced an increase in the percentage of students who have met the standards.
  • TThe overall school ranking improved by 31 positions from 665 in 2017 to 634 in 2018.

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.

Demographics

Kiowa 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 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.

Lumos StepUp Efficacy Study: Fishers Junior High School, Indiana-2017-18

School Overview

Fishers Junior High School is based in Fishers Indiana, which comes under the Hamilton Southeastern Schools district. The school supports over 988 students across the grades 7 & 8. It is a public school with a student-teacher ratio of 18.5:1 and about 18.8% of the students are economically disadvantaged.

Demographics

Fishers Junior High 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 Fishers Junior High School in 2016-17 and 2017-18 as indicated in schooldigger and Indiana State Department of Education.
The school used Lumos StepUp program in 2017-18 to support students’ Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress preparation.

Improvement in State Ranking

Fishers Junior High School Ranking

There are 473 middle schools in Indiana and Fishers Junior High School was ranked 35th in the 2016-17 academic year. In 2017-18, the school adopted Math program for Grades 7 and 8. About 187 students used the Lumos StepUp program for ISTEP Math. In the 2017-18 ISTEP tests, Fishers Junior High School rank improved by 7 positions.

Grade 7 ISTEP Test-scores

Grade 7 ISTEP Math

Compared to 2016-17, the percentage of 7th graders who met state expectations in 2017-18 ISTEP Math assessment increased by 1.7%.

Grade 8 ISTEP Test-scores

Grade 8 ISTEP Math

There was an increase of 3%, seen in the number of students who met state expectations in 2017-18 Grade 8 Math ISTEP.

Overall Result

  • Grade 7 and Grade 8 students in Fishers Junior High School have surpassed the state average in 2017-18 Math ISTEP.
  • The use of Lumos StepUp for ISTEP Math Practice for 7th and 8th grades in 2017-18 influenced an increase in the percentage of students who have met the standards.
  • The overall school ranking improved by 7 positions from 35 in 2017 to 28 in 2018.

Lumos StepUp Efficacy Study: South Elementary School, Ohio-2017-18

School Overview

South Elementary School is based in Cincinnati Ohio, which comes under the Mt Healthy City school district. The school supports over 912 students across grades pre-k to 6. It is a public school with a student-teacher ratio of 23.1:1 and about 94% of the students are economically disadvantaged.

Demographics

South 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 South Elementary School in 2016-17 and 2017-18 as indicated in schooldigger and Ohio State Department of Education.
The school used Lumos StepUp program in 2017-18 to support student’s Ohio State Tests’ preparation.

Improvement in State Ranking

South Elementary School Ranking

There are 1636 elementary schools in Ohio and South Elementary School was ranked 1398th in the 2016-17 academic year. In 2017-18, the school adopted Math and ELA programs for Grades 3 to 6. About 856 students used the Lumos StepUp program for OST Math and FSA English Language Arts practice. In the 2017-18 OST tests, South Elementary School rank improved by 72 positions.

Grade 3 OST Test-scores

Grade 3 OST ELA

Compared to 2016-17, the percentage of 3rd graders who met state expectations in 2017-18 OST English Language Arts assessment increased by 1.2%.

Grade 4 OST Test-scores

Grade 4 OST ELA

There was an increase of 22.3%, seen in the number of students who met state expectations in 2017-18 Grade 4 English Language Arts OST.

Grade 4 OST Math

In the 2017-18 OST tests, 4th graders’ who met the standards in Math increased by by 15.3%.

Grade 5 OST Test-scores

Grade 5 OST ELA

Compared to 2016-17, the percentage of 5th graders’ who met state expectations in 2017-18 OST English Language Arts assessment increased by 5.1%.

Grade 5 OST Math

In the 2017-18 OST tests, 5th graders’ who met the standards in Math increased by by 10.5%.

Grade 6 OST Test-scores

Grade 6 OST ELA

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

Grade 6 OST Math

There was an increase of 5.2%, seen in the number of students who met state expectations in 2017-18 Grade 6 Math OST.

Overall Result

  • The use of Lumos StepUp for OST Math and English Language Arts practice from grades 3 to 6 in 2017-18 influenced an increase in the percentage of students who have met the standards.
  • The overall school ranking improved by 72 positions from 1398 in 2017 to 1326 in 2018.

Lumos StepUp Efficacy Study: Aspire Centennial College Preparatory Academy, California-2017-18

School Overview

Aspire Centennial College Preparatory Academy is based in Huntington Park California, which comes under the Los Angeles unified district. The school supports over 547 students across the grades 6 to 8. It is a public school with a student-teacher ratio of 23.7:1 and about 90.1% of the students are economically disadvantaged.

Demographics

Aspire Centennial College Preparatory Academy Demographics

Methodology

We conducted a study to understand the impact of Lumos Learning programs on student achievement. We have compared the state ranking of Aspire Centennial College Preparatory Academy in 2016-17 and 2017-18 as indicated in schooldigger and California State Department of Education.
The school used Lumos StepUp program in 2017-18 to support student’s Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium preparation.

Improvement in State Ranking

Aspire Centennial College Preparatory Academy Ranking

There are 2480 middle schools in California and Aspire Centennial College Preparatory Academy was ranked 1351 in the 2016-17 academic year. In 2017-18, the school adopted Math program for Grade 6. About 180 students used the Lumos StepUp program for SBAC Math practice. In the 2017-18 SBAC tests, Aspire Centennial College Preparatory Academy rank improved by 417 positions.

Grade 6 SBAC Test Scores

Grade 6 SBAC Math

Compared to 2016-17, the percentage of 6th graders who met state expectations in 2017-18 SBAC Math increased by 27.3%.

Overall Result

  • Grade 6 students in Aspire Centennial College Preparatory Academy have surpassed the state average in SBAC Math tests in 2017-18.
  • The use of Lumos StepUp for SBAC Math practice in 6th grade in 2017-18 influenced an increase in the percentage of students who have met the standards.
  • The overall school ranking improved by 417 positions from 1351 in 2017 to 934 in 2018.

Lumos StepUp Efficacy Study: Wilkinson County Elementary, Mississippi-2017-18

School Overview

Wilkinson County Elementary School is based in Woodville Mississippi, which comes under the Wilkinson County School District. The school supports over 321 students across grades pre-k to 5. It is a public school with a student-teacher ratio of 20:1 and about 99.1 % of the students are economically disadvantaged.

Demographics

Wilkinson County 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 Wilkinson County Elementary School in 2016-17 and 2017-18 as indicated in schooldigger and Mississippi State Department of Education.
The school used Lumos StepUp program in 2017-18 to support student’s Mississippi Academic Assessment Program preparation.

Improvement in State Ranking

Wilkinson County Elementary Ranking

There are 404 elementary schools in Mississippi and Wilkinson County Elementary was ranked 307th in the 2016-17 academic year. In 2017-18, the school adopted Math and ELA programs for Grade 3. About 40 students used the Lumos StepUp program for MAAP Math and MAAP English Language Arts practice. In the 2017-18 MAAP tests, Wilkinson County Elementary School rank improved by 35 positions.

Grade 3 MAAP Test Scores

Grade 3 MAAP Test Scores Math

Compared to 2016-17, the percentage of 3rd graders who met state expectations in 2017-18 MAAP Math increased by 11.1%.

Grade 3 MAAP Test Scores ELA

There was an increase of 18.3%, seen in the number of students who met state expectations in 2017-18 Grade 3 English Language Arts MAAP.

Overall Result

  • The use of Lumos StepUp for MAAP Math and English Language Arts practice in 3rd grade in 2017-18 influenced an increase in the percentage of students who have met the standards.
  • The overall school ranking improved by 35 positions from 307 in 2017 to 272 in 2018.

Lumos StepUp Efficacy Study: Providence Elementary School, Georgia-2017-18

School Overview

Providence Elementary School is based in Temple Georgia, which comes under the Carroll County school district. The school supports over 411 students across 3 to 5. It is a public school with a student-teacher ratio of 15.8:1 and about 60.1 % of the students are economically disadvantaged.

Demographics

Providence Elementary School Demographics

Students with Disability (SWD)

Providence Elementary School Students with disability

Methodology

We conducted a study to understand the impact of Lumos Learning programs on student achievement. We have compared the state ranking of Providence Elementary School in 2016-17 and 2017-18 as indicated in schooldigger
The school used Lumos Common Core Practice tedBook in 2017-18 to support students’ skills mastery for GMAS preparation.

Improvement in State Ranking

Providence Elementary School ranking

There are 1209 elementary schools in Georgia and Providence Elementary School was ranked 395th in the 2016-17 academic year. In 2017-18, the school adopted Math program for Grades 3, 4 and 5. About 226 students used the Lumos Common Core Practice tedBook for GMAS Math practice. In the 2017-18 GMAS tests, Providence Elementary School rank improved by 111 positions.

Grade 3 GMAS Test-scores

Providence Elementary School 3rd Grade Math

Compared to 2016-17, the percentage of 3rd graders who met state expectations in 2017-18 GMAS Math assessment increased by 19%.

Grade 5 GMAS Test-scores

Providence Elementary School 5th Grade Math

There was an increase of 13%, seen in the number of students who met state expectations in 2017-18 Grade 5 Math GMAS.

Overall Result

  • Grade 3 and Grade 5 students in Providence Elementary School, have surpassed the state average in Math.
  • The use of Lumos Common Core Practice tedBook for GMAS Math practice in 3rd and 5th grades in 2017-18 influenced an increase in the percentage of students who have met the standards.
  • The overall school ranking improved by 111 positions from 395 in 2017 to 284 in 2018.

Lumos StepUp Efficacy Study: Langdon Elementary School, Washington DC-2017-18

School Overview

Langdon Elementary School is based in Washington DC, which comes under the District Of Columbia Public Schools. The school supports over 323 students across pre-k to 5. It is a public school with a student-teacher ratio of 14.2:1 and 100% of the students are economically disadvantaged.

Demographics

Langdon 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 Langdon Elementary School in 2016-17 and 2017-18 as indicated in schooldigger
The school used Lumos StepUp program in 2017-18 to support students’ PARCC preparation.

Improvement in State Ranking

Langdon Elementary School Ranking

There are 120 elementary schools in Washington DC and Langdon Elementary School was ranked 84th in the 2016-17 academic year. In 2017-18, the school adopted Math and ELA programs for Grades 3, 4 and 5. About 45 students from each grade used the Lumos Stepup program for PARCC Math and PARCC English Language Arts practice.
In the 2017-18 PARCC tests, Langdon Elementary School rank improved by 24 positions.

Grade 3 PARCC Test-scores

Langdon Elementary School 3rd Grade Math

Compared to 2016-17, the percentage of 3rd graders who met state expectations in 2017-18 PARCC Math assessment increased by 10.3%.

Langdon Elementary School 3rd Grade ELA

Compared to 2016-17, the percentage of 3rd graders who met state expectations in 2017-18 PARCC ELA assessment increased by 23.7%

Grade 4 PARCC Test-scores

Langdon Elementary School 4th Grade Math

In the 2017-18 PARCC tests, 4th graders’ who met the standards in Math increased by by 4.8%.

Langdon Elementary School 4th Grade ELA

In the 2017-18 PARCC tests, 4th graders’ who met the standards in ELA increased by by 2.6%.

Grade 5 PARCC Test-scores

Langdon Elementary School 5th Grade math

There was an increase of 10.4%, seen in the number of students who met state expectations in 2017-18 Grade 5 PARCC Math.

Langdon Elementary School 5th Grade ELA

There was an increase of 37.5%, seen in the number of students who met state expectations in 2017-18 Grade 5 English Language Arts PARCC.

Overall Result

  • The use of Lumos StepUp for PARCC Math and English Language Arts practice in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades in 2017-18 influenced an increase in the percentage of students who have met the standards.
  • The overall school ranking improved by 24 positions from 84 in 2017 to 60 in 2018.

Lumos StepUp Efficacy Study: Gibson Elementary School, Louisiana-2017-18

School Overview

Gibson Elementary School is based in Gibson Louisiana, which comes under the Terrebonne Parish school district. The school supports over 251 students across pre-k to 6. It is a public school with a student-teacher ratio of 9.5:1 and about 88.27 % of the students are economically disadvantaged.

Demographics

Gibson Elementary School Demographics

English Proficiency

Gibson Elementary School English Proficiency

Methodology

We conducted a study to understand the impact of Lumos Learning programs on student achievement. We have compared the state ranking of Gibson Elementary School in 2016-17 and 2017-18 as indicated in schooldigger
The school used Lumos Practice tedBook program in 2017-18 to support students’ LEAP preparation.

Improvement in State Ranking

Gibson Elementary School Ranking

There are 728 elementary schools in Louisiana and Gibson Elementary School was ranked 602nd in the 2016-17 academic year. In 2017-18, the school adopted ELA program for Grades 3, 4, 5 and 6. About 110 students used the Lumos Practice tedBook program for LEAP English Language Arts practice. In the 2017-18 LEAP tests, Gibson Elementary School rank improved by 226 positions.

Grade 4 LEAP Test-scores

Gibson Elementary School Grade 4 ELA

Compared to 2016-17, the percentage of 4th graders who met state expectations in 2017-18 LEAP ELA assessment increased by 18%.

Grade 6 LEAP Test-scores

Gibson Elementary School Grade 6 ELA

There was an increase of 54%, seen in the number of students who met state expectations in 2017-18 Grade 6 English Language Arts LEAP.

Overall Result

  • Grade 4 and Grade 6 students in Winter Springs Elementary School have surpassed the state average in ELA.
  • The use of Lumos Practice tedBook for LEAP English Language Arts practice in 4th and 6th grades in 2017-18 influenced an increase in the percentage of students who have met the standards.
  • The overall school ranking improved by 226 positions from 602 in 2017 to 376 in 2018.
  • Some of the enrolled students in the school are English language learners who have shown significant improvements in 2017-18 LEAP ELA tests.

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

Demographics of Hillcrest High School

Methodology

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.

Lumos StepUp Efficacy Study: Winter Springs Elementary School, Florida-2017-18

School Overview

Winter Springs Elementary School is based in Winter Springs Florida, which comes under the Seminole school district. The school supports over 679 students across pre-k to 5. It is a public school with a student-teacher ratio of 13.5:1 and about 75.1 % of the students are economically disadvantaged.

Demographics

Winter springs ES Demographics

Methodology

We conducted a study to understand the impact of Lumos Learning programs on student achievement. We have compared the state ranking of Winter Springs Elementary School in 2016-17 and 2017-18 as indicated in schooldigger
The school used Lumos StepUp program in 2017-18 to support students’ FSA preparation.

Improvement in State Ranking

Winter springs school ranking

There are 2118 elementary schools in Florida and Winter Springs Elementary School was ranked 887th in the 2016-17 academic year. In 2017-18, the school adopted Math and ELA programs for Grades 3, 4 and 5. About 10 students from each grade used the Lumos Stepup program for FSA Math and FSA English Language Arts practice. In the 2017-18 FSA tests, Winter Springs School rank improved by 77 positions.

Grade 4 FSA Test-scores

FSA test scores Math 4th grade

In the 2017-18 FSA tests, 4th graders’ who met the standards increased by by 3%.

Grade 5 FSA Test-scores

FSA test scores Math 5th grade

Compared to 2016-17, the percentage of 5th graders who met state expectations in 2017-18 FSA Math assessment increased by 14%.

FSA test scores ELA 5th grade

There was an increase of 11%, seen in the number of students who met state expectations in 2017-18 Grade 5 English Language Arts FSA.

Overall Result

  • Grade 4 and Grade 5 students in Winter Springs Elementary School have surpassed the state average in both Math and ELA.
  • The use of Lumos StepUp for FSA Math and English Language Arts practice in 4th and 5th grades in 2017-18 influenced an increase in the percentage of students who have met the standards.
  • The overall school ranking improved by 77 positions from 887 in 2017 to 810 in 2018.
  • Majority of enrolled students in the school are English language learners who have shown significant improvements in 2017-18 FSA ELA tests.

Harrison Elementary NJ improves Grade 3 Math scores by 10.06%

The 2015-16 standardized tests have been finally completed, following which we are looking back at some interesting facts from the second successful year of PARCC completion in New Jersey. The comparison will be made between the 2015 and the 2016 scores of PARCC.

According to nj.com –

  • Student scores have improved on every exam in the second year of PARCC testing in New Jersey with an exception of Grade 11 English.
  • Seventh Grade English has the best performance with 54% of students scoring enough to meeting the expectations for college and career readiness.
  • Algebra II test has the lowest score with only 25 percent students earning enough scores to meet the expectations.

  • However, majority of the students still failed to make the grade on each of the high school exams in Math and English. In 2015-16 Harrison Elementary School, New Jersey is one of a few schools that have shown a noticeable increase in its Grade 3 Math Scores. Harrison Elementary has been using Lumos Learning Resources

    Methodology:

    We conducted a study to understand the impact of Lumos Learning programs on student achievement. To establish a benchmark, we identified two schools that performed on par with Harrison Elementary School in the 2015-16 PARCC . Their state-wide rankings were obtained from schooldigger.com for two academic years (2014-15 and 2015-16). The following infographic, summarizes the results of this study. ccs-nj By comparing the scores for Grade 3 Math, it is noted that Harrison Elementary has improved its scores by 10.06% as compared to its previous performance in the PARCC 2014-15 assessments.

    Source:

    nj.com

    About:

    Harrison Elementary School
    Lumos Learning

    Individual Education Program (IEP)

    Download free podcast by Jeremy Brunton on Individual Education Program (Iep)

    What is IEP

    The ‘Individualized Education Program is also called the IEP. This is a document that is developed for school child who needs special education. IEP is created by a team and is reviewed periodically.

     

    Individualised objectives of a child who has a disability, as defined by federal regulations is available in IEP. It is intended to help children reach educational goals more easily. Individual Education Program is tailored to the individual student’s needs.
     

    The IEP describes how the student learns and demonstrates that learning. Information on what teachers and service providers do to help the student learn more effectively is available in the IEP. Developing an IEP requires assessing students in all areas related to the known disabilities. This is done simultaneously considering ability to access the general curriculum. In doing so, needs to conisder how the disability affects the student’s learning. It involves forming goals and objectives that correspond to the needs of the student, and choosing a placement in the least restrictive environment possible for the student.

     

    IEP provisions for various state assessments

    Below is a ready reckoner of the various accommodations provided for various assessments:

    Sl No Accommodation ACT Aspire LEAP iStep+ GMAS FSA MAP OST
    1 Text-to-Speech. (English Audio + Orienting Description) Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    2 Braille Contracted with Tactile Graphics Y Only for PBT Y Only for PBT Only for PBT Only for PBT Y
    3 Large Print: Paper version Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4 Test- Magnification and Browser Zoom features Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5 Line reader – Visual support tool for reading Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6 Abacus Y N N Y Y N N
    7 Answer-Masking:
    CBT: Examinee may use masking tool to cover up or reveal multiple choice answer options to support memory and focus, eliminating distractions.
    Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    8 Answer Eliminator Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    9 Spanish Text + Audio: Full Test Content Translation into North American Spanish language text with audio (Spanish) read-aloud option built in (Includes test directions). Grade 3-6 Y N N N N N
    10 Word to word dictionary Grade 3-6 Not for ELA Not for ELA Not for ELA Not for ELA Not for ELA Not for ELA
    11 Scratch Paper Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    12 Special Calculators Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    13 Dictate Responses Y N N N Y Y N
    14 Extra Time Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    15 Keyboard or AAC + Local Print: Y N N N Y N N
    16 Mark item for review: Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    17 Breaks—Supervised: Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    18 Special Seating/Grouping Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    19 Location for Movement Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    20 Individual test administration Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    21 Administration at home for homebound examinee Y N N N N N N
    22 Other Setting Y N N N N N N
    23 Audio Environment: Modified acoustic environment that is locally provided. (i.e. Examinee whisper-phone, FM system, local acoustic enhancements, or noise quieting headphones to screen out auditory distractions) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    24 Visual Environment:
    Modified visual/lighting environment that is locally provided. (i.e. Special room lighting, light box under paper test, or use of study carrel to screen out visual distractions)
    Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    25 Physical/Motor Equipment:
    Includes locally provided personalized adaptive furniture, balance or positioning equipment to support examinee physical interaction, enhance motor control during testing, and/or reduce fatigue; or other equipment provided locally to provide fine motor interaction support (i.e. large grip pencil, or adaptive keyboard). NOTE: This feature does NOT include Augmented/Assistive Communication (AAC) devices or procedures. This support also does not include motor/physical prompting of any kind.
    Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    26 Directions in Native Language
    (Arabic, Cantonese, Mandarin, French, Spanish, Urdu, Viatnmese)
    N Y N N N Y N
    27 Equation Builder N Y N N N N N
    28 Book Mark N Y Y N Y N Y
    29 Contrasting Colors/Reverse Colors Under development Y Y Y Y Y Y
    30 N Y Y N Y N N
    31 Instructions:
    The “Question mark” button will display the instructions window.
    Instruction based on question. Ex. how to do drag-and-drop
    N Y N N N N N
    32 General Administration Directions Clarified (by test administrator) N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    33 General Administration Directions Read Aloud and Repeated as Needed (by test administrator) N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    34 Highlighter N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    35 Sign the directions Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    36 Sign test questions Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    37 Stimulus Expansion N N N N Y N N
    38 CBT Worksheets N N N N Y N N
    39 CBT Work folders N N N N Y N N

    Northridge Elementary School improves Student Achievement Scores by 536 points in 2014-15 PARCC Assessment

    Following the completion of this year’s standardized testing, we look back at some interesting facts from the first year of PARCC test in Colorado, in comparison with the CO-TCAP (Transitional Colorado Assessment Program).

    According to a source on Chalkbeat, Colorado – Most Colorado students were far from the level they were supposed to be in English Language Arts and Math. In Language Arts, the percentages of Colorado students meeting or exceeding expectations ranged from as high as 43% in 4th grade to as low as 37% 10th grade. Students did even worse in math, ranging from about 19% in 8th grade to 37% in 3rd grade.

    In 2014-15, Northridge Elementary School of Highlands Ranch, Colorado was one of the very few that had shown an incredible improvement in scores across multiple grades in both Math and ELA. Northridge Elementary School has been using Lumos Learning study programs to support students’ skills practice and assessment practice for 3 years.

    Comparisons and Studies have been made for both Grade 3 and Grade 5 in Math and ELA

    Methodology: We conducted a study to understand the impact of Lumos Learning programs on student achievement. To establish a benchmark, we identified two schools that performed on par with Northridge Elementary School in the 2013-14 CO-TCAP . Their state-wide rankings were obtained from schooldigger.com for two academic years (2013-14 and 2014-15). The following infographics, summarize the results of this study.

    Northridge Elementary School Grade 3 Math and ELA PARCC Score Report 2014-15

    By comparing the student achievement scores for Grade 3 on CO-TCAP and PARCC tests, we note that Northridge Elementary School has shown tremendous improvement of 91.9% in ELA and 75.59% in Math.

    Northridge Elementary School Grade 5 Math and ELA PARCC Score Report 2014-15

    In Grade 5 rankings, Northridge Elementary School again shows a phenomenal improvement in both math and ELA. The advancement in math is seen even when the other two schools’ scores have dropped significantly. As seen in the graph, we observe an improvement of 67.35% in ELA and 55.56% in Math.

    Northridge Elementary Schools has improved scores in Grades 3 and 5 for both Math and ELA.

    Grade 3 Math and ELA.

    Northridge Elementary Grade 3 Math
    Northridge Elementary Grade 3 ELA

    Grade 5 Math and ELA.

    Northridge Elementary Grade 5 Math
    Northridge Elementary Grade 5 ELA

    About Lumos Learing:

    Lumos Learning is a division of Lumos Information Services, a publisher of innovative tools that enhance classroom learning for children in K-12. It has developed learning platforms that combine online and print media to complement classroom learning. Using the Lumos Study Programs, parents and educators can reinforce the classroom learning experience for children and help them succeed in the classrooms and standardized tests. It was founded in 2007 and based in Piscataway, NJ.

    About Northridge Elementary School

    Ross Middle School in Ohio improves Student Achievement Scores by 69 points in 2014-15 PARCC Assessment

    Ohio school districts that gave last spring’s proficiency tests solely with paper and pencil appear to have performed much better than those districts that did all testing online. Teachers and officials reported glitches during the online testing. The questions between the two versions of the tests were different. The paper version offered multiple-choice answers, while the online test required students to show work. (Source – An article by Shannon Gilchrist, on The Columbus Dispatch)

    About one third of Ohio students have met the required academic standards on the new PARCC tests during the year 2014-15. Data shows that among the students who took the assessment online, only 35 to 40% of kids in elementary and middle school grades have “met expectations” or scored higher on their English and Math exams.
    ( Source – http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2015/09/ohios_common_core_test_results.html)

    Ross Middle School of Hamilton, Ohio was one of the very few that had shown improvement in its Grade 8 Math student scores. Ross Middle School chose to use Lumos Learning StepUp Program to provide Skills Practice and Assessment Rehearsal for their students.

    Methodology: We conducted an analysis to understand the impact of Lumos Learning programs on student scores. To establish a point of reference, we identified two schools that performed on par with Ross Middle School in the 2013-14 OH-OAA test. Their state-wide rankings were obtained from schooldigger.com for both years (2013-14 and 2014-15). The following infographic summarizes the results of this study.

    Ross Middle School Grade 3 Math PARCC Score Report 2014-15

    By comparing the Grade 8 Math scores in both OH-OAA and PARCC tests, we note that Ross Middle School has shown a remarkable improvement in student achievement levels. This has further improved and raised their position in the state-wide school rankings. With a 69 point increase, Ross Middle School has moved up from the 173rd position to the 104th position, which is an improvement of ranking of 39.9%.

    About Lumos Learing:

    Lumos Learning is a division of Lumos Information Services, a publisher of innovative tools that enhance classroom learning for children in K-12. It has developed learning platforms that combine online and print media to complement classroom learning. Using the Lumos Study Programs, parents and educators can reinforce the classroom learning experience for children and help them succeed in the classrooms and standardized tests. It was founded in 2007 and based in Piscataway, NJ.

    About Ross Middle School

    Harrison Elementary Improves Student Achievement Scores by 232 Points in 2014-15 PARCC Assessment

    Following the completion of this year’s standardized testing, we look back at some interesting facts from the first year of PARCC test. In 2014-15, New Jersey students scored lower on PARCC tests than they did on the NJASK or the HSPA assessments. Most students failed to meet the required proficiency levels on the PARCC test. Only 44% Grade 3 students met or exceeded the expectations in the ELA test, whereas it was as high as 80% in the prior assessments. Students in grades 4 to 8 barely met the mark.

    PARCC Performance Report English Language Arts

    Harrison Elementary School of Livingston School District in NJ is one of the very few that has shown an incredible improvement in grade 3 scores. Harrison E.S chose to use Lumos Learning programs to support students’ skills practice and assessment practice in the 2014-15 academic year.

    Methodology: We conducted a study to understand the impact of Lumos Learning programs on student achievement. To establish a benchmark, we identified two schools that performed on par with Harrison Elementary in the 2013-14 NJASK test. Their state-wide rankings were obtained from schooldigger.com for both years (2013-14 and 2014-15). The following infographic summarizes the results of this study.

    Harrison Elementary School Grade 3 ELA PARCC Score Report 2014-15

    Harrison Elementary PARCC Score Comparison

    By comparing their Grade 3 ELA’s NJASK and PARCC ranks, we note that Harrison elementary has shown a remarkable improvement in student achievement levels. This has further raised their position in the state-wide rankings. With a 232 point increase, Harrison school has moved up from 263rd position to 31st position, which is an advancement of 88.21%.

    New Jersey’s scores match the other states that took PARCC test. Most students missed the benchmarks for achievement. Schools are now awaiting results of this year’s spring assessments as they enter the third year of PARCC testing this year.

    CASE STUDY METHODOLOGY

    Lumos Case Studies presented below use data that are publicly available through the State Department of Education databases. The data used for these analyses include historical aggregated achievement data in standardized tests at various levels ranging from individual grades at a given school to the state level.

    Key Methods

    • Comparison of student achievement at the school level before and after using the Lumos Learning Programs
    • Comparison of student achievement in schools that employed Lumos Supplemental Programs and state averages
    • Aggregation of student achievement data across relevant grades and classes


    Liberty Corner Elementary Increases Language Art Literacy Proficiency by 16%

    Grade 3 Language Arts Literacy Test - 16% Improvement in number of students that achieved proficiency and advanced proficiency

    Greater Newark Charter School boosts MATH Proficiency by 15.4%

    Grade (3-8) LAL Scores of Lumos Schools boosts its Advance Proficiency by 1.49% from 2008 to 2009

    Schools using Lumos Learning resources show 1.75% Improvement in Advance proficiency student scores in 2009 when compared to 2008

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