Three reasons Raise Your Hand Texas launched the Raising Blended Learners Initiative. More than 70 district and school teams around the state competed to win up to $500,000 and intensive technical assistance over three years to implement a blended learning plan and serve as statewide demonstration sites for blended learning in Texas. After months of planning, workshopping, and pitching their concepts, 10 team finalists were chosen. Ultimately, five winners were announced.
Cisco Independent School District was one of those winners. The Cisco ISD team delivered an impressive plan to push all students in their elementary and middle schools to improve performance in math and science. Here’s how the district aims to make that happen.
Cisco ISD is a rural school district in West Texas enrolling 900 students from their community of fewer than 4,000 people. For many years Cisco ISD has been a leader in Region 14 for state accountability scores, consistently surpassing statewide STAAR standards. Despite their current successes, the number of Cisco ISD students excelling by reaching advanced achievement metrics has remained stagnant. To elevate all students to their own individual higher levels of academic achievement, Cisco ISD plans to use a station rotation blended learning model to fill gaps and push students to succeed, as measured by improved performance in math and science at their elementary and middle schools, scaling to all four district schools over three years.
Cisco ISD was selected as a Raising Blended Learners Initiative winner of up to $500,000 and three years intensive technical assistance to implement a blended learning program. The district plans to use blended learning to elevate student achievement in math and science.
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