Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

December 9, 2013

Brown receives national recognition


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CROSSVILLE — Frank P. Brown Elementary has earned national recognition for outstanding performance in advancing reading practice and proficiency across multiple grade levels.

Frank P. Brown Elementary was awarded Accelerated Reader Model School Certification by Renaissance Learning, a Wisconsin Rapids, WI, based company.

Model School Certification acknowledges that Brown Elementary School’s efforts to promote personalized reading practice, assess comprehension, and monitor progress have resulted in measurable improvements in reading proficiency.

Accelerated Reader Model School Certification demonstrates that a majority of the school’s students have met or exceeded goals for reading practice and comprehension. After reading fiction and non-fiction books at the appropriate level, students take quizzes to assess their comprehension. Accelerated Reader provides immediate feedback to help teachers facilitate reading level growth.

“I am tremendously proud of both our teachers and students for their exceptional dedication to achievement,” said Christie Thompson, principal at Frank P. Brown Elementary. “This accomplishment brings pride to our school, our community, and our county. Our students realize the importance of reading comprehension to academic performance and career readiness.”

Frank P. Brown Elementary has also been named the 2013 SCORE Prize winner for middle schools in Tennessee. These honors demonstrate Brown Elementary’s commitment to improve student academic performance.

Accelerated Reader, the world’s leading reading software program, enables teachers to personalize reading practice and monitor comprehension to optimize growth. Today’s real-time version provides access to more than 150,000 quizzes, more than half of which are for non-fiction books.  This vast collection of quizzes provides opportunities for students to read and comprehend texts of steadily increasing complexity from early grades through graduation. With a teacher’s permission, students may take quizzes on most mobile learning devices, reducing the need for students to wait for computers.