About the district: Mountainside Middle School is a comprehensive middle school in Scottsdale, Ariz., serving grades six through eight.
The district’s SpringBoard experience: Since implementation, the school has maintained growth in test scores. School leaders credit SpringBoard with creating a culture of high expectations in all its ELA classrooms as well as providing a common language and practice for ELA instruction.
About the school: Tetzlaff is a magnet middle school in Los Angeles County that uses SpringBoard ELA and Math as its core instructional program.
The school’s SpringBoard experience: School leaders say that SpringBoard has been a major factor in raising student achievement in all demographic groups. Data from California’s Academic Performance Index (API) reports show that Tetzlaff Middle School gained more than 60 points on its API score since SpringBoard was introduced.
About the district: Hillsborough County Public Schools in west-central Florida is the eighth-largest school district in the nation. The district implemented SpringBoard Math and ELA in all its middle schools and high schools as part of an extensive college readiness initiative.
The district’s SpringBoard experience: Within three years of implementing the program, the district saw the number of AP Exams taken by its students increase more than 100%, with a 57% increase in the number of scores of 3 or higher. During that same period, the percentage of students scoring at proficient levels on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) in Reading and Mathematics increased at every grade level.
About the school: Mater Academy is a charter middle (grades 6–8) and high school in Hialeah Gardens, Fla., which uses SpringBoard ELA and Math.
The school’s SpringBoard experience: According to school leaders, SpringBoard has helped improve test scores and prepare students for AP and honors courses. Since implementing SpringBoard, Mater Academy has seen the combined number of AP Exams and honors academic tests taken by its students double, as well as an increase in the college acceptance rate for its students.
About the school: Baton Rouge is a magnet high school that provides a college preparatory and visual and performing arts curriculum, and uses SpringBoard ELA.
The school’s SpringBoard experience: Before Baton Rouge implemented SpringBoard, enrollment in AP courses did not reflect the school’s diverse population. School leaders credit SpringBoard with changing that, and say that the program gives students from traditionally underrepresented groups the foundation they need to succeed in AP and honors courses.
About the school: Cashman is a middle school (grades 6–8) in Las Vegas, Nev., that uses SpringBoard ELA.
The school’s SpringBoard experience: School leaders say that the SpringBoard program has raised the skill levels of nonproficient students and supported the continued growth of proficient students. Since implementation, the school has seen a 30% increase in the number of students who qualify for elite magnet schools throughout Clark County.
About the district: Quakertown Community School District contains six elementary schools, two middle schools, and a high school. Get to know Quakertown Community High School.
The district’s SpringBoard experience: According to district leaders, SpringBoard supports the district’s mission to promote its students to be lifelong learners who pursue academic excellence. Quakertown High School earned a silver medal in the 2016 U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools Rankings, which is based on schools’ performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college.
About the school: Burnet Middle School is a rural middle school in central Texas that uses SpringBoard ELA as its primary curriculum.
The school’s SpringBoard experience: Within the first three years of implementing SpringBoard, the school saw major growth in student performance in the classroom as well as on state testing. Teachers also say that they notice a decrease in student behavior problems because the SpringBoard lessons are so engaging.
About the school: Located in Bremerton, Wash., Mountain View is a middle school (grades 6–8) that uses SpringBoard ELA.
The school’s SpringBoard experience: The eight-person English Language Arts team at Mountain View believes that SpringBoard is key to preparing students for college and careers. The team reviews SpringBoard indicators to set teaching goals and to evaluate success in the classroom.
About the district: Peninsula School District in Washington state contains eight elementary schools, four middle schools, and three high schools. Get to know Gig Harbor High School.
The district’s SpringBoard experience: District leaders say that SpringBoard aligns with their goal of providing students with a relevant and rigorous curriculum, and that district and school staff appreciate SpringBoard professional learning opportunities and online resources, which help them build knowledge and skills.