In the fall of 2017, school turnaround specialist principal Desiree Galashaw arrived at Roosevelt Children’s Academy with a mandate to improve the elementary school’s scores on New York State’s Board of Regents Exam in ELA and math. As in all K-12 settings, every day of every year counts, so Principal Galashaw and her staff got to work right away on implementing a learning program that she had used to great effect in previous turnaround settings. The program included frequent classroom feedback (frequent formative assessment) and collaborative data-driven instruction powered by Quick Key’s mobile and Chromebook software.
At the end of the school year (Spring 2018) students took the New York Regent’s Exam. In the fall of 2018 the results came back showing significant improvement across the board. We congratulate Principal Galashaw, her staff, and her students for their amazing achievement!