Results

GPA’s full-service approach to ensuring students’ academic and personal growth has resulted in impressive outcomes for children and families.

  • In 2010, GPA was one of only eight schools in Boston named a Commendation School by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for significant gains on MCAS exams.
  • GPA made Adequate Yearly Progress across the board in 2009 and 2010, placing the school in “good standing” under state and federal accountability systems.
  • During the 2009-2010 school year, GPA increased the number of students reading at benchmark by nearly 7 percentage points, as measured by Teacher’s College Reading Assessment, a significant one-year increase.
  • GPA has emerged as a model in the Boston Public Schools for adoption of Response to Intervention (RTI). After successfully implementing RTI in literacy over four years, the school launched RTI in math beginning in the fall of 2010.  In just one year, GPA made significant gains in the performance of second through fifth graders in mathematical concepts and applications, reducing the students in the “high risk” category from 47% to 23%. At the same time, the school doubled the number of students in the “advanced” category, from 12% to 24%.
  • Our innovative approach to promoting positive classroom behavior minimizes disruptions to teaching and learning. GPA teachers report having gained 15 to 45 minutes per day in instructional time because of improved student behavior.

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