Demographics:


West Broward High School, located in Pembroke Pines, Fla., serves more than 2,000 students in grades nine through 12.

Biggest challenge:


Results on standardized tests revealed that about a quarter of our 9th- and 10th-grade students weren’t reading at grade level. Many of those struggling were English-language learners (ELLs) whose English proficiency wasn’t at the level needed to comprehend challenging texts within these exams. Some were students with learning disabilities. Others simply hadn’t discovered texts that engage them, so hadn’t spent enough time developing the reading skills they need for success.

Solution:


With the help of our literacy coach and reading...

Subscribe to Read More

Are You an Educator?

Get Free online access to all our news and resources


  • About the Author:

    Brad Fatout is the principal of West Broward High School in Pembroke Pines, Florida.