CALUSA
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

A Demonstration
School for Rigor.

The School District of Palm Beach County serves…

187
schools

12,898
teachers

183,000
students

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Courage, Collaboration, Perseverance, Reflection

Improved scores after working in partnership with Learning Sciences
International in 2014-2016 on a Demonstration Schools for Rigor initiative.

  • In two years, combined VAM scores jumped from .128 to .364, placing the school in the 76th percentile for Florida Standards assessment.

  • Overall, Calusa ranked in the 95th percentile when measured against Palm Beach County elementary schools of similar size and demographics.

  • PYG (Percentage of Year’s Growth) scores showed gains equivalent to an additional 4 months of learning over other schools in the district.

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WATCH: Calusa teachers discuss the partnership with Learning Sciences International.

“We’ve gone from doing worksheets to having students doing deep thinking, and it’s making them feel so successful now.” – Principal Jamie Wyatt

Calusa Elementary School’s VAM and PYG scores increased substantially from 2014 to 2016.

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