The Story

In the fall of 2017, school turnaround specialist principal Desiree Galashaw arrived at Roosevelt Children’s Academy with a mandate to improve the elementary school’s scores on her state’s end of year exam in ELA and math. As in all K-12 settings, every day of every year counts, so Principal Galashaw and her staff got to work right away on implementing a learning program that she had used to great effect in previous turnaround settings. The program included frequent classroom feedback (frequent formative assessment) and collaborative data-driven instruction powered by Quick Key’s mobile and Chromebook software.

At the end of the school year (Spring 2018) students took the New York Regent’s Exam. In the fall of 2018 the results came back showing significant improvement across the board. We congratulate Principal Galashaw, her staff, and her students for their amazing achievement!

“School turnarounds come with a lot of responsibility to students, lots of challenges, and not a lot of time. But with the right staff, the right plan, and essential tools like Quick Key, anything is possible!”

Desiree Galashaw
Elementary Principal Roosevelt Children’s Academy

Overall, Roosevelt Children’s Academy improved its New York State test scores by an incredible 60% in ELA and 50% in Math from 2017-2018.

Roosevelt Charter School Student Improvement Scores 2017 - 2018

Within achievement gap focus groups, Roosevelt Children’s Academy made outstanding improvements:

English Language Learners

Total turnaround in ELA and Math!

Roosevelt Charter Academy ELL improvement scores 2017 - 2018

Special Needs

Transformative improvement in ELA.

Roosevelt Charter Academy SPED improvement scores 2017 - 2018

Economically Disadvantaged

74% improvement in ELA and a 63% gain in Math!

The coup de grâce: from below the state average for proficiency to above the state average for both ELA and Math!

Roosevelt Charter School Student Improvement Scores 2017 - 2018

Congratulations to Principal Galashaw, her teachers, staff and students for your outstanding improvement!

We couldn’t be happier for you – or more proud to be working with you.

Quick Key has been working with Principal Galashaw since her previous post as turnaround principal at another New York public school where she had similar success. And we look forward to a bright future for all of her students.

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