Park Lane Advances Student Learning with Mill Funds

Park Lane Advances Student Learning with Mill FundsPark Lane Elementary employed mill levy funds to extend the school day for 84 students, about one-third of the school’s enrollment.  The nine-week intervention program focused on providing students extra time to work on their specific needs in small group settings.

Park Lane teachers monitored student progress throughout the program and achieved positive results at every grade level. Key highlights include:

  • 10 out of 14 kindergarteners were proficient on a final writing prompt using the kindergarten rubric. 
  • 4 out of 11 first graders moved two text levels and 5 out of 11 made one text level growth. 
  • All six second graders moved from drawing pictures to add quantities to breaking apart by place value and keeping the first number together. 
  • 13 out of 16 third graders achieved 80% of their reading goals.
  • 7 out of 11 fourth graders made growth in standards around comprehending the text. 
  • In 5th grade math, 10 out of 11 students moved to proficient on multiplication and division or showed significant growth in the math concepts.
  • In the 5th grade literacy group, 4 out of 5 students showed growth from their initial pretest.

Park Lane is one of several APS schools that are using mill levy dollars to fund intervention programs to help close student achievement gaps.