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ERIC Number: EJ888578
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-127X
School-Wide Success Builds on 'ExCEL'lent Program
Boutelle, Marsha
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v74 n1 p26-28 Sep 2008
It's not often that the goals of closing the achievement gap, providing professional development opportunities to teachers, and benefiting children by using innovative and effective instructional methods coincide. But at Sutterville Elementary School in Sacramento, CA, they do. This article describes the School-Wide Success (SWS) program, its implementation and the favorable results experienced by the school. Begun in 2004, the program, which provides individualized and differentiated instruction in English language arts (ELA) to K-6 students in small group settings, has exceeded the high expectations the school community had for it. The SWS model is at the heart of Sutterville's system to provide opportunities for all students to meet rigorous standards in English language arts. Evidence of the curriculum's accomplishments is not hard to come by. STAR test scores and English language assessments have improved. Rising numbers of students are passing comprehension, fluency, spelling and grammar tests.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California