Success Stories

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.”

Santa Ana Unified School District, CA

“Our relationship with CORE is an essential part of our initiative.”

Quileute Tribal School, WA

“We have a great group of teachers. We’ve worked really hard to recruit the best teachers and with help from CORE, we’ve been able to create an exceptional learning environment.”

Lincoln Unified School District, CA

“In addition to what the hard data tells us, we are hearing positive comments from teachers and beginning to see some strong instruction in several classrooms at several grade levels.”

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Washington Elemenary School, Lamar, CO

Washington Elementary School, CO Makes Significant Gains in DIBELS Scores

Washington Elementary School in Lamar, Colorado received an Early Literacy Grant at the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year. The same year, the district began working with CORE. At the start of that school year, Washington Elementary building-wide (Grades K-2nd) had 32% of its students “Well Below Benchmark” on DIBELS, 20% “Below Benchmark,” and 48% “Benchmark.” After three complete years of the grant and partnering with CORE implementing best practices, just 8% of Washington Elementary students were “Well Below Benchmark,” 8% were “Below Benchmark,” and 84% were “Benchmark.” This equates to a decrease of 24% “Well Below Benchmark,” 12% decrease of “Below Benchmark,” and an increase of 36% “Benchmark.”

Upper Darby School District, PA School Transformation Project

CORE facilitated a four year reading, writing and language implementation project with elementary schools in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. Improvement gains were exemplified at Charles Kelly Elementary School where 56.9% of the students scored as proficient or advanced on the Pennsylvania State Assessment in 2011-2012. This was an increase of 6.9% and was the greatest increase in the district.

Upper Darby School District, PA Mathematics Implementation Project

CORE worked with Upper Darby High School in Pennsylvania on an intensive coaching project that included the implementation of interventions for students entering Grade 9. In just its second year working with CORE, the school showed significant gains on NWEA MAP assessments. At the beginning of the school year 71% of students beginning Grade 9 scored at least 2 grade levels behind in math. By mid-year the MAP score of 235  indicated students were ready to be moved out of interventions and were prepared for high school math.

Adams County School District 14, CO Reading Scores Soar

Adams County School District’s reading scores rose from 2011 to 2012 for students in Grade 3. The most sizeable increase to note was at Hanson Elementary with an increase of 19%, the greatest increase in the district.

Red Rock Day School, AZ Mathematics Implementation Project

CORE provided K-8 technical assistance to support Red Rock Day Schools’ implementation of math programs. After just the first year working with CORE, the school saw achievement growth among students in all grade levels on NWEA MAP assessments.

Red Rock Day School, AZ 1st-3rd Graders Show Steady Growth in Reading

In just their first year of working with CORE coaches, Red Rock Day School’s 1st-3rd graders made strong gains in reading proficiency

Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District, AK Mathematics Implementation Project

CORE is currently the school improvement provider in mathematics at the Mat-Su Borough School District High School undergoing transformation. CORE’s support has already shown significant gains at Burchell High School.


Anchorage Elementary Schools, Anchorage, AK Notable Gains in Reading Test Scores

In a new program used by ten elementary schools during the 2006–2007 school year, 83% of participating classrooms saw students’ reading scores improve. Each year an increasing percentage of students in the school district learned to read by the end of third grade.

Clark Middle School, Anchorage, AK Gains in Reading and Writing Scores

From 2009-2011 Clark Middle School students in every grade showed significant increases in both reading and writing on the Alaska Standards Based Assessments. the end of third grade.

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

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