These three-year gains are remarkable for three reasons:
1. They demonstrate that the improvement program is sustainable, a major issue in school improvement projects.
2. They demonstrate a pattern of continuous improvement across all four middle schools in the district. This suggests the power of formative data, when teachers and curriculum leaders use it effectively to guide their practice.
3. The program is an excellent example of how education technology can have a major effect when it is used effectively as part of an integrated improvement plan.