Walton Education Foundation

31% of our students scored at the 50th percentile or above on the STAR Reading Assessment in August. Our goal is for 70% to score above the 50th percentile by the end of May 2018. This grant (these laptops) will allow students to work on phonics, phonemic awareness, comprehension, fluency, and vocabulary. The benchmarks related to these areas of reading are (but not limited to) LAFS.1.RF.2.2 Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and phonemes; LAFS.1.RF.3.3 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words; LAFS.1.RF.4.4 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension; and LAFS.1.RI.1.1/LAFS.1.RL.1.1 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

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Laptops for Over-the-Top Growth

School:
Freeport Elementary 
Subject:
Literacy 
Teacher:
Tricia Hertzing 
 
D'ette Chamberlain 
Students Impacted:
39 
Grade:
Date:
October 10, 2017

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SunTrust Bank - $1,332.28

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Impact to My Classroom

# of Students Impacted: 39

In August of 2017, 31% of our students scored at or above the 50th percentile on the STAR Reading Assessment.  In May of 2018, 64% of our students scored at or above the 50th percentile on the STAR Reading Assessment.  Our students used these Lenovo laptops to work on areas such as phonics, phonemic awareness, comprehension, fluency, and vocabulary.  They mainly worked on the program Compass Learning, which is connected to the STAR Assessment.  They also read books on their independent reading levels and took Accelerated Reader tests (comprehension tests) and met their goals of 30 points with 80% accuracy.  Our goal at the beginning was for 70% to reach the 50th percentile.  Though we did not meet our goal, we feel that we were successful in more than doubling our number from 31 to 64%.  Our students definitely made progress this year and became better readers with the help/use of these laptops, and they were well- received and greatly appreciated.  The great thing is that we can use the Lenovo laptops for several more years and they will impact our students' achievement.

 

Original Grant Overview

Goal

31% of our students scored at the 50th percentile or above on the STAR Reading Assessment in August. Our goal is for 70% to score above the 50th percentile by the end of May 2018. This grant (these laptops) will allow students to work on phonics, phonemic awareness, comprehension, fluency, and vocabulary. The benchmarks related to these areas of reading are (but not limited to) LAFS.1.RF.2.2 Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and phonemes; LAFS.1.RF.3.3 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words; LAFS.1.RF.4.4 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension; and LAFS.1.RI.1.1/LAFS.1.RL.1.1 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text. 

 

What will be done with my students

This year, 39 students will be impacted by these laptops, and many other students will be impacted in our future classes. The laptops from this grant will be used for our students to access websites that will enhance their reading abilities. The students will be able to log in Renaissance Learning and take AR (Accelerated Reader) quizzes on books they have read. The students will access Learninga-z.com and read books/complete activities on their level. The students can log into Compass Learning and work on skills that they need to improve upon as prescribed by the STAR Diagnostic Reading Assessment. The students will also log into Moby Max on the laptops and complete more reading practice activities. All of these websites will help our students become proficient in reading. 

 

Benefits to my students

We will base our growth on the STAR Reading Assessment in May of 2018. We will compare the August 2017 score to the May 2018 score. Two teachers and two classes are to be impacted. Teacher A has 19 students. Of those 19, 13 scored below the 50th percentile on the STAR Reading Assessment. Teacher B has 20 students. Of those 20, 14 scored below the 50th percentile. 

 

Budget Narrative

Items to be purchased are:
4 of the Lenovo N22 11.6in. Celeron N3060 4GB RAM 128GB SSD @ $297.10 = $1188.40 (from Walmart.com)
4 of the Wireless Stereo Headsets Bluetooth Headphones Over Ear @ $28.98 = $115.92 (from Amazon.com)
4 of the Amazon Basics 3-Button USB Wired Mouse Black @ $6.99 = $27.96 (from Amazon.com)
The total cost is $1332.28. 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 Lenovo N22 11.6in. Celeron N3060 4 GB RAM 128 GB SSD $297.10
2 Lenovo N22 11.6in. Celeron N3060 4GB RAM 128GB SSD $297.10
3 Lenovo N22 11.6in. Celeron N3060 4GB RAM 128GB SSD $297.10
4 Lenovo N22 11.6in. Celeron N3060 4GB RAM 128GB SSD $297.10
5 Wireless Stereo Headsets Bluetooth Headphones Over Ear $28.98
6 Wireless Stereo Headsets Bluetooth Headphones Over Ear $28.98
7 Wireless Stereo Headsets Bluetooth Headphones Over Ear $28.98
8 Wireless Stereo Headsets Bluetooth Headphones Over Ear $28.98
9 Amazon Basics 3-Button USB Wired Mouse Black $6.99
10 Amazon Basics 3-Button USB Wired Mouse Black $6.99
11 Amazon Basics 3-Button USB Wired Mouse Black $6.99
12 Amazon Basics 3-Button USB Wired Mouse Black $6.99
  Total: $1,332.28

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