Md. elementary school's students boost test scores with help of incentives

09/25/2013 | Gazette (Gaithersburg, Md.), The

When most Prince George's County, Md., schools posted lower scores on standardized tests, one elementary school's students are making gains on reading and math exams, including their best fifth-grade reading score since 2003. Educators attribute the school's success to a program in which students are offered incentives for improving their scores, such as game days in which they can bring a Nintendo Wii to school. "The kids love it," said fifth-grade teacher Theresa Dillard. "It is easy to teach them when they know they have these nice rewards."

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