Arguably, Leader in Me is not an initiative focused directly on providing reading or math strategies. Rather, Leader in Me is about improving the school culture, inspiring educators to have a paradigm shift, and engaging students in their learning through leadership. Leader in Me is meant to complement the many academic initiatives at a school. That said, many of our schools have seen growth academically across the board since implementing Leader in Me.
Iowa Assessment Proficiencies
- 8 of 11 Leader in Me schools improved in reading proficiency since their baseline year
- Average growth of those 8 schools was 7.6%
- Of the 8 schools that improved in reading, the average free and reduced rate was 55%. Of the 4 schools with the highest free and reduced populations ranging from 65-92%, they averaged 7% growth in reading proficiency.
- Of the 2 schools with the highest ethnic minority populations ranging from 79 to 92% of the total school population, they averaged 10% growth in reading proficiency.