Hernandez Middle School Students' Lives ‚ÄčAre Changing

LANGUAGE! Live Success Story

Hernandez Middle School, Round Rock, Texas

Hernandez Middle School in Round Rock, Texas was facing a literacy crisis with 71% of its students reading below grade level. Principal Mario Acosta discusses how LANGUAGE! Live has enabled his students to experience years’ worth of Lexile® gains in a semester’s worth of time. Students are now experiencing significant growth on the STAAR, the Texas standardized test.

 

"It’s a life-changing experience, to see a student that struggled to read become a more fluent reader—it’s the most powerful thing I’ve ever encountered as an educator."

–Mario Acosta, Principal, Hernandez Middle School, Round Rock, Texas

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One Student's Story: "A Better Life" (2:17)


"For us, one of the considerations was, ‘Are there kids who other interventions haven’t worked for?"

—Sofie Vastano, ELA Teacher/Department Chair

On Intervention That Works (0:50)


"I can tell you that I definitely improved…and I like to see improvement."

8th Grade Student Hernandez Middle School

On Meeting All Students' Needs (0:51)

On Engaging One Student (0:36)

On Passing the STAAR (0:17)

On Becoming a Better Reader (0:34)

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LANGUAGE! Live

Balances mastery of foundational skills through online learning with teacher-directed small- or large-group instruction in more advanced literacy skills, such as close reading, writing, speaking, and oral comprehension.

Grade Level: High School,  Middle School
Subject: Literacy
Format: Digital & Print

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