Educators at Salem Community Schools are always looking for creative ways to get boys more interested in reading. But when student performance levels on state tests fell below the state average and then administrators saw a high percentage of elementary students reading below level on other assessments, they stepped up measures to make a change.
In addition to other efforts, they incorporated myON’s literacy solution into the curriculum and the district’s approach to improve reading and literacy among students. The combination of myON’s extensive list of book titles and that it uses new technologies has really appealed to and motivated students.
“Once I taught the students how to use myON, they’ve really taken off,” says Kara Dillon, librarian at Bradie Shrum Elementary. “They love it and are really excited to use it. It’s a great program.”
Salem Community Schools have been using myON for the past four years. The district first started using it with its afterschool program, but it didn’t take long for district teachers and administrators to realize myON’s benefits for all of its elementary school students.