Hartwood Elementary School

Download Case Study At Hartwood Elementary School in Hartwood, VA core science concepts are taught though integrated instruction using the Science-ELA Framework, FOSS, Delta Science Modules, engineering activities, and technology resources. Hartwood is a 2013 Title I School of Distinction and a 2014 Programs that Work awardee.

In 2013, the Commonwealth of Virginia implemented new rigorough state assessments of the Standards of Learning (SOL). The chart below shows the percentage change in student pass rates from the 2012 SOL Assessments to the 2013 SOL Assessments
 
Virginia SOL Assessment Results 2012-2013
Level 2012 State
Results
2013 State
Results
2012-2013
Change
Grade 3 Reading 86% 72% -14%
Grade 3 Science 90% 84% -6%
Grade 4 Reading 88% 70% -18%
Grade 5 Reading 89% 73% -16%
Grade 5 Writing 87% 71% -16%
Grade 5 Science 88% 75% -13%

At Hartwood, teachers saw a significant difference in test scores between students in FOSS/Delta classrooms and those in non-FOSS/Delta classrooms.
 
Hartwood Elementary SOL Assessment Results 2012-2013
Level 2012 State
Results
2013 State
Results
2012-2013
Change
Grade 3 Reading 90% 87% -3%
(vs. -14% statewide)
Grade 3 Science 93% 98% +5%
(vs. -6% statewide)
Grade 4 Reading (FOSS users) 92% 94% +2%
(vs. -18% statewide)
Grade 4 Reading (Control) 88% 68% -20%
Grade 5 Writing (FOSS users) 93% 88% -5%
(vs. -16% statewide)
Grade 5 Writing (Control) No Data 71%  
Grade 5 Science (FOSS users) 93% 94% +1%
(vs. -13% statewide)
Grade 5 Science (Control) No Data 66%  
*All Grade 3 classrooms use FOSS/Delta while only some Grade 4 and 5 classrooms use the program.