Central Elementary School, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Alabama School Goes from ‘Full Support’ to ‘Science of Reading Spotlight School’
When Jerry Collins, Ph.D., became principal at Central Elementary School in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, he started looking at ways to get more of the school’s students reading successfully by third grade. In 2018, the school had been deemed a “full support school” based on test scores. Collins learned about Lexia LETRS®, a flexible literacy professional learning solution for educators and administrators, and completed the administrative component.
Since his educators staff of 22 have started combining Lexia LETRS with the science of reading, more than 74% of the school’s kindergarten students are proficient in reading.