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L.J. Alleman Middle School Recognized as College Board’s SpringBoard National Demonstration School

The College Board is proud to announce L.J. Alleman Middle School as a SpringBoard® National Demonstration School for English Language Arts. L.J. Alleman Middle School earned this recognition for demonstrating effective teaching practices and successful implementation of SpringBoard in the classroom.

L.J. Alleman Middle School is one of nine schools who will now serve as a SpringBoard National Demonstration School and model site for schools throughout the country. As part of this recognition, these schools will review new materials, participate in pilot opportunities, and be provided professional learning opportunities.

“We salute L.J. Alleman Middle School for providing a meaningful and nurturing educational environment that promotes academic achievement for all students. We look forward to strengthening our partnership and working with L.J. Alleman Middle School to enhance educational opportunities for their students” said Auditi Chakravarty, vice president of SpringBoard and Pre- AP® Programs at the College Board.

L.J. Alleman Middle School has been implementing SpringBoard for 4 years with ongoing professional learning and improved student achievement. Teachers established a strong professional learning community within the school, so they and their peers can learn from collective experiences and share best practices. As part of the rigorous application process the school produced a brief video of SpringBoard in action, featuring student, teacher, and administrator interviews that highlight the benefits and successes achieved. Additional evaluation criteria included classroom walkthroughs, student and staff interviews, and a submission of student work, all reviewed by the SpringBoard National Demonstration School site selection team.

SpringBoard is the College Board’s comprehensive instructional program in English Language Arts and Mathematics for all students in grades 6–12 in more than 1,000 schools nationwide. SpringBoard offers research-based instructional strategies and practices that provide a clear road map forward and helps students take ownership of and accountability for their own learning. SpringBoard is used in more than 1,500 schools, and serves over 1.7 million students across the country.