Need To Know

An integrated approach to literacy

Clip: Season 1 | 13m 9s

In 1998, when Massachusetts implemented new standardized testing, administrators at Brockton High School learned that more than 75 percent of their 4,000 students would fail to graduate. But thanks to a small group of dedicated teachers who implemented a schoolwide literacy program across subjects, failure rates for the test have dropped to below 6 percent for English.

Aired: 02/10/11

Expired: 02/10/12

Rating: NR

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