NEW! Asynchronous Science of Reading Series
The new asynchronous version of our acclaimed series is an affordable, engaging, and efficient option for bringing the science of reading to your district. Available now for Districts.
During Summer 2023, HILL for Literacy partnered with Brockton Public Schools and MA DESE on the Summer School Literacy and Professional Learning Grant (SSLPL). The HILL solution was adapted to an extended school year setting that trained 26 educators in the district. With embedded professional development and coaching from HILL facilitators, they taught 75 rising first graders identified as requiring extended school year services to close sometimes significant gaps in their ability. 58% of those students were English Language Learners, or on an IEP, or both. Students made significant growth over the course of the program on all criterion-based measures. On average, the number of students at benchmark increased by 11% and the number of students significantly below benchmark decreased by 17% in a four week period.
“This deep, rich opportunity for professional development in the summer is also going to have an incredible impact not just in the individual classrooms of these teachers, but throughout the district moving forward.”
Karen Spaulding, Ed.D
Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning, PreK-5