With a mission to help kids who don’t fit into traditional settings, Lincoln Street is an ethnically-diverse alternative high school located in the heart of Detroit.
When school officials wanted to increase writing rigor, fluency, stamina, and coherency to better sync up with Common Core Literacy standards, they turned to Citelighter for help.
And the results were impressive.
Over a period of six months, data collected from 50 Lincoln Street students at the starting, midpoint, endpoint of the unit showed that 92% of students increased their scores by 2 out of 5 points, or a total of 40% improvement after using Citelighter.
Students reported feeling empowered and better able to read, analyze, and interpret content-driven information. By year’s end, Citelighter had become a central hub where teachers could set up, review and grade assignments, and students could conduct research for writing projects and get support with developing valuable writing skills.