Congratulations to Lora Hall the hard working folks at Glencliff High School in Nashville, TN!
Success stories like this one give us hope for true education reform by caring individuals who are open to real change agent ideas.
Here is a portion of the story that implies we at Discovery Education ThinkLink Assessment played a role in true academic improvement for high schoolers.
Glencliff had a very low passing rate — 42 percent — for the algebra Gateway test. We created an after-school teacher sharing group with our math teachers. We implemented ThinkLink, a diagnostic tool that identified the individual strengths and weakness of each student.
Teachers began to share best practices. Teachers, who were more successful teaching certain algebraic skills, shared their talents and ideas with their colleagues.
At the end of our first year with this format, our algebra Gateway scores increased to 62 percent passing. Three years later, our passing rate on the algebra Gateway is 80 percent.
A good day for teachers, parents, and students in Nashville. Donna