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Gains follow implementation of Comprehensive Literacy Plan; largest uptick seen at high school but the need for further improvement is great
More Milwaukee Public Schools students are meeting standards in reading, according to the latest state test results released Tuesday, though the data continue to show the need for greater improvement.
The results show steady gains as MPS implemented and continues to implement its Comprehensive Literacy Plan, which ties instruction in classrooms across the city to rigorous standards that prepare students for college and careers.
The percentage of MPS students rated proficient or …
By Bobby Tanzilo
Reprinted courtesy of OnMilwaukee.com
When Superintendent Gregory Thornton arrived to take control of Milwaukee Public Schools after the end of the last school year, he started to work on a number of changes. Certainly the most drastic change came almost right away.
In July, MPS adopted a district-wide literacy curriculum to replace the 17 reading programs and 13 reading assessments previously being used in all 184 schools (only a few schools, like the nine Montessoris in the district, are exempt). Teachers were trained in the new curriculum over the summer …