What began as a K–12 summer school trial of myON® by Renaissance® quickly became a districtwide, year-round implementation in Sturgis Public Schools. From the start, then-Superintendent Thomas Langdon considered myON to be “the missing link” in getting students engaged in and excited about reading while helping them improve their skills.
Today, district leaders report a clear correlation between usage data from myON and improved reading scores. “I’ve noticed that scores tend to go up more for the classes that use myON heavily than for other classes,” explained Susan Langdon, District Special Education Supervisor.
She and Jane Tallmadge, longtime District Media Specialist, work closely with teachers to provide just-in-time individual support. Tallmadge also presents during PLC meetings. Both help teachers integrate myON into their classroom practice and differentiate instruction.
“Teachers don’t want another thing to do,” Susan Langdon pointed out. “myON is really easy to implement and a really good data source, especially when we are looking at students who are struggling.”