Woodway Elementary Earns Maven Status
Impossible Possibilities (IP) held an end-of-year awards ceremony for its Maven’s Milestones Reading Achievement Program on Friday, May 16, 2014, marking its fourth consecutive year hosting the program.
More than 1,300 Fort Worth ISD students at Washington Heights (WH), Cesar Chavez (CC) and Woodway (WW) elementary schools participated in the program, which rewards students for reaching each of “Maven’s Milestones:” Ascent, Afterburner, Approach and Call Sign Maven. Each milestone represents a specific number of points that the students earn by reading books and passing online quizzes.
WW recorded the highest average reading totals of all three schools during the 2013-2014 academic school years, showing significant improvement in just their second year of the program. Students at WW increased their average reading point totals by 52% year over year. In addition, 30% of all participating students reached the coveted “Call Sign Maven” level, the highest reading level in the program, compared to 20% in 2012-2013.
"The Maven's Milestones program provides success charts, so the students can track their reading progress, tangible incentives that the students can earn, motivational assemblies to inspire the students, but most importantly, mentoring from Impossible Possibilities' staff that creates a sense of warm friendship and respect," said Woodway Elementary Librarian Diane Best. "The students' reading growth at Woodway thrives because of the Maven's Milestones program."
The students at WH, who have participated in the program for four years, reported steady improvement with a 10% increase in average point totals over last year. Fifth grade students at WH led the way with more than 40% reaching the highest reading level.
In addition, students at CC, who successfully completed their inaugural year in the program, had the highest average reading point total of all three schools when comparing first year results. First and second graders at CC had the highest average reading totals relative to other participating schools, with 70% of all first graders and 60% of all second graders reaching the highest reading level.