Representatives from the Lindamood- Bell Learning Process met with Macon County board members, teachers, and school officials last Thursday to discuss a summer training program that resulted in significant progress for students.
The program worked so well that several students were now testing proficient in areas of reading and comprehension that they had previously tested below average.
According to Matthew Gardner, regional manager of School Partnerships for the California-based company, the program was implemented at East Franklin over a four week period. A group of 54 students and 17 teachers received 4 hours of intensive classroom instruction daily. “The goal of the summer school program wasn’t just achievement in the summer, but training teachers how to educate students how to read,” Gardner said.