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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Schools That Work| Case Study

Forest Lake Elementary School

Grades K-5 | Columbia, SC

Differentiated Instruction: Getting Personal with Technology

A South Carolina elementary school uses computers to engage students in a learning process, calibrated to their individual needs and abilities.

What This School Is Achieving

OUTCOMES

Fifth graders passing the PASS (Palmetto Assessment of State Standards) test, 2009:

  • Writing: 63.7%
  • Reading and Research: 76.4%
  • Math: 71.9%
  • Science: 74.4%
  • Social Studies: 63.0%

MAP scores, 2009 (students meeting their individual growth targets, as compared to a national norm of 50%):

  • Reading: 50.6%
  • Math: 51.2%

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