- School District: Rockcastle County School District
- Schools: Brodhead Elementary School
- Number of Students: 367
- Grades: PK-5
- Population: Students predominately Caucasian; Students eligible for free or reduced price lunch over 77%
- School Structure: Rural
Kentucky Elementary School Fourth Graders Achieve 100 Percent Reading Proficiency
The entire fourth grade class of Brodhead Elementary School in Brodhead, Kentucky, can now read proficiently thanks to a long-term, school-wide focus on literacy that includes Reading Assistant™ software. The school reported that its fourth grade students achieved a 100% reading proficiency rate, a remarkable mark relative to the national norm of 31 percent and the state average of 30 percent.
“We’re extremely proud of our students and staff for attaining what is truly an amazing milestone in education – 100 percent reading proficiency,” says Caroline Graves, Principal of Brodhead Elementary. “[…] Reading Assistant has proven to be a wonderful supplemental reading resource that clearly helped our students achieve this feat. We believe that all students can become active, lifelong readers in a caring and cooperative environment, and Reading Assistant helps that belief come to life.”
Brodhead Elementary adopted Reading Assistant in 2005 and immediately began seeing results. The program helped supplement the school’s reading curriculum and after struggling fourth graders used the program for several months, the program was implemented for all of Brodhead’s students.