Douglas K-5 ELA scores climb dramatically

At the end of the last school year, seventy percent of Douglas School District’s elementary students were at or above benchmark in ELA, which is a drastic improvement from 2019, when just 45 percent of students were at or above benchmark.
How did we navigate this transformative journey? The spotlight falls squarely, specifically through their involvement in a pioneering program known as LETRS, an acronym that encapsulates its essence: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling. With precision and purpose, LETRS serves as a guiding light for our educators, imparting not only the "what" but also the profound "why" behind the literacy skills that demand cultivation. Furthermore, it equips our teachers with the strategic "how" - the meticulous blueprints for effective pedagogical design.
We're proud of our teachers for modeling continuous improvement at all levels! We're proud of our students for rising to the challenge!