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Improving Reading from the District Office: Motivating, Monitoring, and Maximizing Learning Through the Renaissance Learning Lighthouse Project. Butler County Schools, Greenville, Alabama Mike Looney, Superintendent Rita Wright, Assistant Superintendent C&I. Butler County School District.

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Improving Reading from the District Office:Motivating, Monitoring, and Maximizing LearningThrough the Renaissance Learning Lighthouse Project

Butler County Schools, Greenville, Alabama

Mike Looney, Superintendent

Rita Wright, Assistant Superintendent C&I


Butler County School District

  • Demographics

  • 7 Schools

  • 3,450 Students K-12

  • 61% Minority

  • 78% F/R Lunch

  • Total 268 Certified Staff

August 2005

August 2008

AYP still an issue

1/7 Schools in SI

Special Ed

Gains in Reading for Every Subgroup in Grades 3-8

  • 5/7 Schools in School Improvement

  • District in Improvement


Renassiance Lighthouse Project

  • Invitation Only

  • Designed to provide extra support to districts willing to serve as ‘best practice’ sites for Renaissance Products

  • Expectation of exemplary implementation and support for AR

  • Also pilot new products, help with ‘debugging’, etc.


Why Accelerated Reader?

  • Past Experiences in other Districts

  • Research Base

    • Time Spent Reading

    • Guided Reading

    • Motivating Students

  • Accountability

    • Center Time

    • Reduce ‘down’ time


Implementation Challenges

  • Past AR Practices in District

    • ‘Using AR’ for years with no gains

    • No Expectation of GUIDED reading

    • No training in Best Practices, Power Lessons, etc.

    • Change to RenPlace

  • Time and Money

    • ‘Wasting’ Instructional Time

    • Printing TOPS Reports

    • Library Access EVERY day

  • High Schools!


Overcoming Challenges

  • Professional Development!

  • Clear Expectations from District

    • Discuss in Administrator Meetings

    • Review Data

    • Curriculum Pacing Guides / GPMEI

      • Required Reading (5 books per 9 weeks)

      • Power Lessons aligned

  • Provide Resources

    • Ink/paper

    • Power Lesson Books

    • Library Funds

  • Monitoring

    • Dashboard

    • Walkthroughs

  • Motivating

    • Incentives

      • Trips

      • Cookouts

      • AR supplies

      • Stipends

    • Recognition

      • Emails

      • Newsletter


Components

  • SEL/Star Assessments

  • Goal Setting

  • GUIDED Reading

  • Monitored Reading

  • Motivation for students AND teachers

  • Accountability for results


Implementation

  • Professional Development

  • Clear Expectations from District

    • Discuss in Administrator Meetings

    • Review Data

    • Curriculum Pacing Guides / GPMEI

      • Required Reading (5 books per 9 weeks)

      • Power Lessons aligned

  • Provide Resources

    • Ink/paper

    • Power Lesson Books

    • Library Funds


Challenges of AR

  • Past AR Practices in District

    • ‘Using AR’ for years with no gains

    • No Expectation of GUIDED reading

    • Focus on points not reading improvement

    • No training in Best Practices, Power Lessons, etc.

    • Change to RenPlace

  • Time and Money

    • ‘Wasting’ Instructional Time

    • Printing TOPS Reports

    • Library Access EVERY day

  • High Schools!


Relationship of AR to Goals

  • Maximizing

    • Student reading achievement increasing

  • Monitoring

    • Dashboard

    • Walkthroughs

    • PD

  • Motivating

    • Incentives

      • Trips

      • Cookouts

      • AR supplies

      • Stipends

    • Recognition

      • Emails

      • Newsletter


Positive Impact of AR

  • READING volume increase

  • Reading Achievement increase

  • ‘Friendly’ competition

  • Positive parental involvement

    • Home Connect


Data and Success Indicators


Implementation Gains


By the Numbers


Classroom Responders

  • Available for every school

  • Provided training on use in classroom

  • Modeling use in faculty meetings, professional development, board meetings

  • Increase in student engagement

  • Used for

    • Discussion

    • assessment


Questions?Contact Information

Rita Wright, Assistant Superintendent

Rita.wright@butlerco.k12.al.us


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