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Kildeer Countryside Community Consolidated School District 96
BUFFALO GROVE, ILLINOIS
IEP reading scores increased from 62.3 percent in 2003 to 81.8 in 2012. IEP math scores increased from 66.9 percent in 2003 to 87.7 in 2012.
Mildred M. Hawk Elementary School
The pass rate for third-grade math rose 18% in just two years.
Moriarty Elementary School
MORIARTY, NEW MEXICO
Overall student proficiency in reading increased from 35% to 57% in the 2014–15 school year.
Rutland High School
For the past five years, reading scores have been consistently at or above state averages.
Hacienda La Puente United School District
LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
After working with Solution Tree’s mathematics experts, the percentage of students meeting or exceeding mathematics standards increased from 31% to 38% in just three years.
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Saint Paul Public Schools
SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA
Saint Paul Public Schools transformed its mathematics practices to address the needs of its diverse learners through DNA Mathematics and the TQE process.
Mathematics at Work™
Anoka-Hennepin School District
Student proficiency in mathematics more than doubled from 2005–06 to 2012–13
Clark County School District
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
“After two years of mathematics-specific professional development, many district schools have exceeded student performance expectations and reached new levels of achievement.”
–Jhone Ebert, assistant superintendent and chief technology officer, Clark County School District
Newhall School District
For three years, Newhall School District witnessed continued growth in English and Mathematics proficiency across all grades through the PLC at Work process.
Phoenix Union High School District
From 2003 to 2013, ninth-grade students enrolled in below grade-level mathematics fell from 60% to 2%. Ninth-grade students enrolled in geometry and higher-level courses nearly doubled during that time.
PLC at Work®
Blue Valley High School
SAT scores in critical reading, mathematics, and writing combined increased from 1767 to 1915.
École Mission Senior Secondary School
MISSION, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA
École Mission Senior Secondary School met the challenges of a school district reconfiguration, graduating more students and increasing AP performance.
Esther Starkman School (K–9)
EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA
Esther Starkman School met the diverse needs of its students in grades K–9 by taking collective responsibility for the success of each learner.
Fairdale High School
The percentage of college- and career-ready students, as measured by the ACT, rose from 9 to 34.7 in just three years.
Fern Creek High School
Using PLC at Work® and RTI at Work™ processes, Fern Creek High School increased its test scores from the state’s bottom 10% to the 76th percentile of all students within five years.
Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Middle School
Principal Bo Ryan relied on books and videos to build a true professional learning community with his new staff. They now share a relentless focus on helping all students achieve at high levels.
Mason Crest Elementary
Mason Crest Elementary used the PLC at Work® framework to build a culture of collaboration and ensure high levels of learning for all.
Minnieville Elementary School
Minnieville Elementary School used the PLC at Work® process to address ethnic, linguistic, and economic changes to its student population, as well as to meet and exceed changing standards from the state.
Montezuma Community Schools
With a student enrollment of only 539, this rural district is the smallest to become a model PLC.
Pasadena Independent School District
In three years, the percentage of students in grades 9–12 who achieved mastery in algebra rose from 75% to 90%.
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Quitman School District
Quitman School District achieved 100 percent growth on K−2 assessments in math and English/language arts in two years, and the 12th-greatest overall growth on the ACT Aspire among all high schools in Arkansas.
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Sanger Unified School District
From 2005 to 2012, student scores on the California Academic Performance Index (API) increased from 702 to 822. For EL students, the scores increased from 636 to 772.
Seneca High School
In just two years, Seneca High School rose to the 42nd percentile of all schools in the state after being in the bottom 5th percentile.
St. Andrews School
ST. ANDREWS, MB, CANADA
St. Andrews School used the PLC at Work® process to provide staff with more time to collaborate, improve data collection practices, and increase student reading scores year-over-year.
Stults Road Elementary School
The Texas Commissioner of Education named Stults Road one of two schools in the state to receive the 2010 National Title I Distinguished Award.
U.S. Grant High School
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA
In less than four years, U.S. Grant went from failing to meet student testing standards to nearly acing the state's A–F report card.
Woodlawn Middle School
LONG GROVE, ILLINOIS
Woodlawn Middle School has used the Professional Learning Community process to foster collaboration and ensure high levels of learning for more than 15 years.
Wyoming Department of Education
The Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) partnered with Solution Tree to provide professional development to K–12 teachers on the PLC at Work process.
Priority Schools in a PLC at Work®
Huntsville Elementary School
State achievement data has shown an 11% increase in reading, and a 15% increase in mathematics.
John Marshall Mid High School
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA
State test scores in Algebra 1 rose 25%.
Palmer Elementary School
Palmer Elementary School saw drastic increases to 3rd and 6th grade math and ELA proficiency and closed the achievement gap among disadvantaged students through the PLC at Work® process.
RTI at Work™
Clinton High School
Course failures in English and algebra decreased from 79 students to 17 students in two years.
Hallsville Independent School District
“As a result of our focus on every student, our district earned the highest accountability rating offered by the state of Texas.”
–Paula Rogers, deputy superintendent and Solution Tree RTI at Work™ associate
Windsor Central School District
WINDSOR, NEW YORK
The Windsor Central School District enriched student learning and dramatically increased graduation rates by using the RTI at Work™ process to deliversystematic, targeted interventions.