September 20, 2022
The overall vision for Holman Middle School is to provide a rigorous and relevant education for all students. The vision includes meeting individual needs in academic, social and emotional areas. The main goals and priorities for the coming school year, according to reading specialist Trina Cornell, are to help students reach grade-level reading targets, monitor their progress and motivate them to become lifelong readers and writers.
During the first year of DreamBox Reading (formerly Reading Plus) implementation (2017-2018), students showed significant growth in their reading across the board. Tier 2 students averaged two level 1 of 2 gains with 40 hours of work in the program, and Tier 3 students averaged 2.5 level gains with 60 hours of instruction. Holman 7th and 8th graders made average reading proficiency gains above the national average, all completing 60 or more DreamBox Reading lessons.
This success continued in the 2021-22 school year with students averaging 2.7 reading level gains.
Read more about Holman Middle School’s success with DreamBox Reading.