Hernandez Middle School, Round Rock, Texas
Hernandez Middle School in Round Rock, Texas was facing a literacy crisis with 71% of its students reading below grade level. Principal Mario Acosta discusses how LANGUAGE! Live has enabled his students to experience years’ worth of Lexile® gains in a semester’s worth of time. Students are now experiencing significant growth on the STAAR, the Texas standardized test.
"It’s a life-changing experience, to see a student that struggled to read become a more fluent reader—it’s the most powerful thing I’ve ever encountered as an educator."
–Mario Acosta, Principal, Hernandez Middle School, Round Rock, Texas