Employing best practices in La Joya improves assessment and student achievement

La Joya Independent School District | La Joya, TX

We saw that the research and strategies were so applicable to our children, we felt we had to get all of our teachers involved and participating. Dr. Isaias C. RodriguezTEEM Project Director

Teacher development targets specific needs

La Joya Independent School District faced challenges with its early childhood program: limited English proficiency and a low-income student population.

When asked to improve and expand its already overcrowded early childhood program, Teachscape partnered with the district to create a solution to quickly give their teachers a broad understanding of best practices. They focused professional development on helping preschool teachers create language-rich environments and saw assessment ratings jump and students improve in letter recognition and vocabulary gains.