Barbara Jordan Elementary School, Ector County ISD

850 students, went from one school to 32 schools using Brainchild in district

Goal

Improve TEA school rating by focusing on resources for specific subgroups. Higher performance from Hispanic and economically disadvantaged subgroups kept the school from exemplary status in 2008.

Solution

The faculty used online assessment and instruction with Brainchild’s TAKS Achiever! and Mechanics to improve performance in reading, math, and science. Automated approach freed up teachers to focus on smaller groups of students or those needing individual attention.

Results

The Spring 2009 TAKS results showed increases in academic achievement for targeted subgroups in reading, math, and status. School rose from ‘Recognized’ to ‘Exemplary’ status.

“Brainchild’s online programs made the difference for our school’s TAKS scores. We deliver hundreds of extra hours of data-driven, individualized instruction to students. The programs are so easy to use, we could put ten students on Brainchild in the Success Lab with only one teacher or aide to monitor and assist.”

Principal