Increase in Reading Proficiency for Title 1 and ESL Students

Somerville Middle School implemented 100 BOOK CHALLENGE during their Morning Reading Program for Title I students in Grades 6–8. The before-school hours intervention, implemented during the last 9 weeks of school, resulted in a remarkable 32% gain in students scoring proficient or advanced on their fourth-quarter benchmark assessment and in an average 255-point Lexile gain for ESL students.

"It was evident from our assessments that students who attended the morning program and participated in the 100 BOOK CHALLENGE made more growth in their reading abilities than those who did not. American Reading Company’s approach has profoundly and positively affected how I teach reading in my classroom!"

Sarah Booth Title I Teacher, Somerville Middle School

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