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Dr. Bill Daggett
Founder, Chairman
Successful Practices Network
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The nature of the workplace has changed substantially over recent years, The question that the 2014 Lexile Study wanted to answer was, "have the literacy requirements for entry-level jobs shifted over the past 10 years and, if so, do they continue to be greater than the typical high school graduate is ready for.


National Lexile Report 



Our Literacy studies have shown that reading levels for College and Career Readiness are now far greater than the typical high school graduate's ability.


The Literacy Report Card  will track the progression of a student's reading ability across grades and show at a point in time, as well as project out, how prepared the student is to comprehend texts from various environments: High School, College, Every Day Personal Use, Entry-level Occupational Reading and State Standards.



Digital Game-based Learning (DGBL) is an emerging frontier in K-12 learning, as well as a training vehicle already widely and successfully used in the military, business, and industry. As with any transformative practice in education, successful integration into everyday practice in schools takes time and effort — prior to, during, and after phase-in. This paper describes the importance of recognizing DGBL’s limitations, evaluating costs vs. benefits, keeping it simple, and supporting teachers.


Playing (and Learning) to Win:The Transformative Power of Digital Game-based Learning



The WE Teach and WE Learn surveys measure teacher and student perceptions of the four important areas of rigor, relevance, relationships, and leadership in their schools.This reports suggests how reflecting on data can be a starting point toward changing schoool culture in the cause of school improvement.


A Comparative Analysis of National We Survey Data




Many high quality Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs exemplify several aspects of the kinds of learning intended under the concept of career (and college) readiness; but CTE and “career readiness” are not necessarily the same thing. This paper explores the reasons why.


Career Readiness Is More than Career and Technical Education




The Successful Practices Network is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2003 through a generous gift by Bill and Bonnie Daggett. The Successful Practices Network (SPN) is a national not for profit committed to supporting schools in achieving a culture of rigor, relevance and relationships for all students. SPN works with schools, districts, regional education centers, state departments of education and other partner organizations to provide resources, best practices, data, research, and technical assistance.


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The Successful Practices Network (SPN) - founded in 2003 through a generous gift by Bill and Bonnie Daggett – is  a national 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization committed to supporting schools in achieving a culture of rigor, relevance, relationships and college and career readiness for all students. SPN works with schools, districts, regional education centers, state departments of education and other partner organizations to provide resources, best practices, data, research, and technical assistance.

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Learning Together uses the power of peer relationships to engage struggling students. In a caring one-on-one environment, they move to proficiency, build self-esteem and become motivated life-long learners -- just the kind of active participants schools need in the new Common Core classroom. Their rigorous research-based peer teaching methodology gets results because of the academic support, leadership training and comprehensive scripting built into each program. Peer teaching offers an effective and economical way to provide the extra instructional time many students need to feel successful and meet new performance standards.

Tier II and III interventions are ideal for ELL, Special Education and General Education students in grades two through high school. They may be used during school, after school or in summer school. Results improve in the first year as students fill knowledge gaps and build 21st century life skills such as problem solving, communication, collaboration, creativity and innovation.

Reading Together uses authentic literature as the basis for building comprehension, fluency, vocabulary and writing skills.

Reading Together/SECONDARY provides supplemental instruction for middle- or high school students who may be drop-out risks due to borderline skills, poverty or poor peer and family support. The emphasis is content-area reading, career exploration and college readiness; it takes students to the highest level of Bloom’s taxonomy, strategies for evaluation and synthesizing. End-of-unit reviews and quizzes check for understanding.

Math Together teaches elementary students problem solving, critical thinking and fact mastery, and prepares middle- and high-school students for the gateway Pre-Algebra and Algebra I courses.

Get Ready 4 Algebra is a structured peer teaching program designed by working math educators to prepare struggling middle- and high-school students for the rigor of Pre-Algebra and Algebra I coursework. Both tutors and tutees have significant gaps in understanding that require remediation before they can access Algebra I, considered the gatekeeper to success in high school and college math.

Independent research shows Learning Together keeps students on track and in school - a cost-effective solution for bringing at-risk students to grade level and beyond.

Together we can raise student achievement by the power of 2






NobleHour is online community software that helps schools and organizations connect with volunteers, while tracking and measuring their engagement in the community. With NobleHour, you can create a NobleHour Community and start:

  1. Posting events, sharing opportunities, and uploading files.
  2. Creating unlimited groups for volunteers, student groups or classes.
  3. Tracking, verifying and crediting volunteer, internship, and paid hours.
  4. Showcasing community partners through free organization profiles.
  5. Demonstrating the impact your organization, its volunteers, students, and community partners have on the community.







STRIDE Academy/LTS offers online, robust computer-adaptive K-12 learning, assessment, and progress-tracking tools for individual students and blended-learning classrooms, with the added dimension of motivating digital game-based learning (DGBL). Students earn credits to play their choice of embedded digital learning games.




International Center for Leadership in Education