Shopville Elementary in Pulaski County, KY Takes Top Prize in Literacy Challenge

Students at Shopville Elementary School in Somerset, Kentucky placed first in the Kentucky State Literacy Challenge and took home the grand prize of $1,000 for their efforts. Using the literacy program Lexia Reading® Core5®, more than 250 elementary schools and nearly 47,000 students participated in the five-month program organized by education consultants, Academic Edge® Inc.

To take part in the Challenge, which began in early January 2015, schools were required to register and have at least 150 active students involved. Each month, participating schools’ usage numbers were evaluated. Honors went to those schools that had the highest average percentage of students meeting the recommended usage levels, including minutes-per-week that were needed to improve performance on grade-level assessments.

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