A Parent's Success Story
Le'Sha was about to enter the 6th grade at a local school and was reading at a 1.2 grade level. After years of pleading for help for her lack of reading skills, I transferred her to Baird to begin 6th grade. At her old school they told me for years that it was all me, that I wanted her to be like her brother (GATE student), yet her test scores every year were below average. I wanted my daughter to be average.
The first day of school at Baird I met with the principal, Diane Parrish and told her what my daughter's reading level was and pleaded for help. They listened. Right away she was started on a program where she was pulled out of class for small group instruction with Mrs. Blickenstaff. That program was AR. Every day she met with her group and worked on AR.
Within a year my daughter was on grade level. She would actually want to read to me instead of me reading to her. She went from a withdrawn and teased child to a confident and secure young lady, all because she could read.
Le'sha is now in the 12th grade at Bullard High School where she is on her 4th year of color guard. She still has some learning difficulties and is on a 504 plan. While testing for the 504 in the 10th grade, the one area she did not have any issues with was reading. She was at a 12th grade level.
This was all due to A/R.
Thank you, A/R truly works!
Dawn Williams, Balderas Elementary School