By the Book: Technology Helps North Carolina School Close the Reading Gap
By Bridget McCrea07/30/09
Kathy Schwabe knows that there's a standard assessment that most American schools use to keep tabs on their students' reading progress, but that didn't stop this Title I teacher from exploring a newer, more promising option a few years ago.
"It was sort of a fluke," recalled Schwabe, a reading teacher at Speas Elementary School in Winston-Salem, NC. "We didn't have enough first grade teachers, and until new ones were hired we needed a better way to monitor the children's progress."