Results & Impact

We are privileged to work with educators across the country to support long-lasting impact on teaching and learning. We are proud to share the achievements of just a few of the schools we’ve worked with over the past 25 years. Their commitment and hard work has had a positive impact on millions of students.

Priority Charter Schools

Priority Charter Schools, TX

“CORE helped build self confidence and morale, especially among generalist teachers, which improved instructional delivery and effectiveness.”

Washington Elementary School, CO

“We have seen very good results with our students’ scores so I’m confident we’re headed in the right direction.”

Sacramento City Unified School District

Woodbine Elementary School, CA

“Our formative data shows that our kids are really making gains in reading, whether it be in foundational skills like decoding, or reading fluency, or in comprehension.”

Parajo Valley Unified School District

Pajaro Valley Unified School District, CA

“We want to ensure everyone has the best job-embedded professional development possible.”

Third-Party Studies Find That CORE Professional Development Leads to Improved Reading Scores

For several years, CORE has provided professional development and technical assistance to elementary teachers and administrators in Pajaro Valley Unified School District (CA) implementing, in addition to their broader English Language Arts instruction, the Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics and Sight words (SIPPS) reading foundational skills program. Three studies conducted by SEG Measurement find that students in those classrooms where teachers received CORE professional development achieved greater growth in their reading skills. The third-grade study was peer reviewed and studies of the other two grades utilized the same methodology.These studies were designed to meet the requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) guidance for Moderate Evidence.

Achievement Growth You Can See

Washington Elementary DIBELS Scores

Washington Elementary School, CO Makes Significant Gains in DIBELS Scores

At the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year Washington Elementary in Lamar, CO received an Early Literacy Grant . The same year, the district began working with CORE. At the start of that school year, building-wide (Grades K-2) 32% of students scored “Well Below Benchmark” on DIBELS, 20% “Below Benchmark,” and 48% “Benchmark.” After three years of the grant and partnering with CORE to implement best practices, just 8% of students were “Well Below Benchmark,” 8% “Below Benchmark,” 84% were “Benchmark.” This equates to a decrease of 24% “Well Below Benchmark,” 12% decrease of “Below Benchmark,” and an increase of 36% “Benchmark.” Watch a short video to hear from Principal Kenny Davis and Washington Elementary teachers how their work with CORE has improved reading instruction.

Quileute Tribal School, WA Triples Percent of Students Proficient in Math

Teachers and students in the Quileute Tribal School in Washington State have tripled the percent of students proficient in math in the four years since they began working with CORE to implement evidence-based classroom practices. At the start of the 2013-14 school year most students in all grades (K-12) were “Below Basic” in both math and reading. Just 13% of students were “Proficient” or above in math. By the 2016-17 school year 39% of K-12 students scored “Proficient” or above. Read more about Quileute Tribal School’s work with CORE to improve both math and reading instruction.

Santa Ana Unified School District, CA Students Reach DIBELS Benchmarks

65 percent of Santa Ana Unified School District students are ELL, yet K-3 students across the district are increasingly reaching DIBELS reading benchmarks due in large part to the districts work with CORE to strengthen teacher’s instructional skills. Read the success story.

Hanover Area School District, PA Shows Significant Student Growth in Math

CORE has provided math personalized professional learning services for schools in the Hanover Area School District since the 2013-14 school year. During that time, students in grades 3-8 throughout the district scoring “Proficient” or above on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) for math have increased from 15% to 25%.

Circle of Life Academy, MN Dramatically Increases the Number of Students Proficient or Above in Reading

Since the 2015-16 school year, CORE has provided reading personalized professional learning services for both elementary and secondary classrooms at Circle of Life Academy in northern Minnesota. In that time, the number of students in grades K-6 scoring “Proficient” or above in reading has grown from just 9% during the 2015-16 school year to 38% during the 2016-17 school year. Students in grades 7-12 have also made gains, moving from 24% of students scoring “Proficient” or above to 32%.


Crow Creek Tribal School, SD Makes Steady Gains in Math Achievement Across Grade Levels

CORE has partnered with Crow Creek Tribal School in South Dakota since the 2015-16 school year. During that first year working together, CORE helped the school write their SIG grant. When the school was awarded the grant, CORE professional learning consultants began working on site with teachers during the 2016-17 school year to build their instructional skills in both math and reading. Workshops and teacher coaching and mentoring are ongoing and have had a significant impact on math achievement. Typically, in the first years of work with CORE, the earlier the grade level the greater the gains in student achievement. However, Crow Creek Tribal School has also seen excellent gains in upper grades.


Reading Scores Improve for All Grade Levels at Crow Creek Tribal School, SD

Crow Creek Tribal School in South Dakota knew that their teachers needed to better understand the science of reading and needed support to implement evidence-based curriculum and instructional practices in their classrooms. Part of the tribal school’s 2015-16 SIG grant application, written with support from CORE, included a proposal to partner with CORE to provide professional learning services for their teachers. CORE began working with Crow Creek teachers during the 2016-17 school year, providing on-site workshops and teacher coaching and mentoring in both reading and math. This work has resulted in significant gains in reading achievement across grade levels. Even though it’s typical to see bigger gains in the early grades sooner than in upper grades, Crow Creek Tribal School has seen solid gains school-wide.

Lincoln USD, CA Students Achieve Steady Reading Growth

Lincoln USD first partnered with CORE during the 2012-13 school year with the goal of improving literacy instruction and achievement at the K-3 grade levels. CORE has provided reading instruction workshops throughout the district as well as onsite teacher and leadership coaching. By developing their instructional skills, teachers have helped students improve their reading skills. Read the success story.

What Educators Are Saying About CORE

“CORE has helped my teachers become better in student engagement techniques and instructional reading strategies. As a result, our school continues to make gains in student achievement. We are getting results.”

      — Carl White, Principal | Nome Elementary School, AK

“CORE’s Educational Consultant has provided support, structure, and focus to our math department. With the expertise and knowledge of our CORE EC, our school’s math teachers have been given advice on instructional practices to quickly and effectively increase student achievement. My math teachers look forward to the CORE EC’s visits and for the opportunity to work with the EC and to grow professionally. We are all looking forward to working with CORE again next school year!”

      — Michelle Mann, Principal | Freed Middle School, CO

“Our school uses the CORE RtI plan. Your Educational Consultant visits with our RtI coach. His thoughts and insights are very refreshing and have helped us to target our second- and third-tier students more effectively.”

      — Connie Kaltenbach, Principal | Shannon County School, SD

Let's Add Your School to This List!