West Hempstead Middle School hosted neighboring districts and their administrators on the morning of Nov. 9 for an Achieve3000® program open house. The event was designated to showcase how the middle school successfully implemented the Achieve3000® platform for differentiated literacy instruction, as a significant number of students exceeded their reading growth.
Achieve3000® is a program that builds reading strength and stamina by providing information text, which complements various subject area curricula. The program scaffolds the articles to meet the students’ lexiles so that all students can access the same text but at their readiness level. It is designed to be utilized at school, after school and at home for blended learning that promotes rapid literacy gains as well as preparing students for the New York State Common Core ELA Assessment.
Kristi Richmond, RVP of Professional Services for Achieve3000®, presented an overview of the program and how it impacts students, and attendees were then invited to classrooms to witness demonstrations. This portion of the day was followed a presentation from district administrators, including Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Dina Reilly, on data about the program and its ability to accelerate learning. The morning concluded with a Q&A session and examination of learning models for classroom instruction.
The district thanks those who were able to attend as well as Ms. Richmond for presenting on the program.