Utilizing Data to Facilitate Academic Growth in Middle School. Presented by: Joseph R. Villarreal – Principal Resaca Middle School Los Fresnos, TX. RESACA MIDDLE SCHOOL DEMOGRAPHICS. Located in Los Fresnos in the Rio Grande Valley Population – 872 students (6-8) African American - .3%
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Utilizing Data to Facilitate Academic Growth in Middle School
Presented by: Joseph R. Villarreal – Principal Resaca Middle School
Los Fresnos, TX
A student’s lexile measure determines his/her reading grade level and sets forth a goal for the student in the AR program.
Lexiles provide a common, developmental scale for matching reader ability and text difficulty.
AR goals are set utilizing research-based data. Students are expected to accumulate a certain number of points based on their grade and reading level. Students with below grade reading levels are graded based on reading level improvement, rather than point accumulation.
2011 TAKS data was analyzed and weak TAKS objectives were correlated with STAAR Readiness and Supporting Standards to identify campus weak spots. Instruction is designed to address these hotspots.