ArtsNOW Partners with 3 Literacy Leaders by GADOE Schools

Sep 19, 2023

Speaker in a room full of people talking about the power of arts integration at Angel Oak Elementary School

On September 19, 2023, the Georgia Department of Education (GADOE) recognized schools with exceptional achievement or growth in third-grade reading as 2022-2023 Literacy Leaders.

As shared in a news release, schools with 90% or more of their third-grade students reading at or above grade level are being recognized for outstanding achievement. Schools with a 15% or higher increase from 2021-22 to 2022-23 are recognized for outstanding growth.

ArtsNOW is proud to partner with three schools in Georgia that were recognized for their achievements in literacy. “We are very proud of our partners and their literacy achievements! We are happy to be on this journey with them and to provide support for teaching and learning through the arts,” shared ArtsNOW COO and Executive Vice President Crystal Collins.

ArtsNOW Partner Schools recognized as a Literacy Leader include:

Clayton County Public Schools

Kay R. Pace Elementary School of the Arts (Growth)

Marietta City Schools

Marietta Center for Advanced Academics (Achievement)

Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools

Heard Elementary School (Growth)

Literacy Leader qualifications use the Georgia Milestones Reading Status indicator, which is based on the Lexile score associated with students' performance on a subset of questions on the ELA assessment.

A total of 155 schools met the qualifications to be recognized as Literacy Leaders. Seventy were recognized for achievement, and 84 were recognized for growth.

ArtsNOW is a national non-profit that offers customized solutions to improve teacher efficacy and student results through authentic arts integration.