During the first semester of the 2015-16 school year, the district posted some incredible numbers with the reading program. As of December, 6,037 students of Valdosta City Schools had read over 130,876 books and spent a total of 24,639 hours reading.
Angel Godwin, third grade teacher at Sallas Mahone Elementary utilizes the program in her classroom daily.
“My goal is for my students to be on myOn on a daily basis. The students in my class know their current lexile level and what their expected level should be,” said Godwin. As the students complete the benchmarks tests on myOn, Godwin works with them to understand the score. Together they discuss growth, declines and averages.
“I have a myOn board that I change weekly based on student data. The board features students who are above the 3rd grade lexile level, as well as students who have increased the number of quizzes taken, books finished, time spent reading, and pages read for the previous week. Students work daily to see their name on the board at the beginning of the next week,” said Godwin.
Godwin sees a close correlation between her students’ higher lexile scores, STAR reading percentile rankings and her emphasis on the myOn program in her classroom.
For more information on myOn in the Valdosta City Schools contact us at (229) 671-6065.