August 24, 2022
Catoosa County School District comprises 16 Pre-K – 12 schools in Georgia and serves approximately 10,500 students. In 2016 to 2017, Gina Haynes, Director of Elementary Education, and the assistant superintendent looked more closely at 10 elementary schools’ response to intervention (RTI). According to Haynes, they found that their interventions needed more structure. After attending an RTI workshop, it was clear to district leaders that they needed an education technology program “that was evidence-based” and “would fill in those gaps and meet the needs for our kids,” says Haynes.
Since becoming a DreamBox Math and DreamBox Reading (formerly Reading Plus) customer in 2019, Catoosa County students have achieved exciting math and reading gains. That success continued in the 2021 - 2022 school year. K - 2 students who completed five or more lessons per week grew 1.10 grade levels in DreamBox Math since the beginning of the school year. Additionally, students in grades 3 – 8 using DreamBox Reading averaged 2.2 reading level gains.
Read more to learn about the district’s success and strategic intervention structure.