How Escambia County Schools Improved Their Reading Scores by 30%
BrightFish Reading is a structured, research-based program for grades 2-10 that enables struggling learners to read engaging, on-level text while motivating them to practice and improve.
Escambia County Schools needed new tools to improve their reading scores across elementary and high schools. Their commitment to helping students achieve their potential is what led them to BrightFish Reading. Getting students to read at grade-level was the primary goal, but they also wanted to provide engaging and comprehensive instruction.
Target student groups were Tier 1 at risk and Tier 2 (students reading 1-2 levels below grade), as well as some on-level students assigned to higher-grade material. A total of 733 students in the following grades were enrolled in the program:
Escambia had many challenges which included:
Overall, a single solution was required for the different needs of each school in the district.
To address the challenges identified by educators in Escambia County Schools, BrightFish implemented: