GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - The teachers at Bel-Aire Elementary School are being recognized for their work in helping students become better readers. The school was named to the Renaissance National Honor Roll for outstanding performance in reading achievement.
Renaissance Learning is a learning analytics company that assesses and recognizes educators who have led students to improved reading comprehension.
"I am proud of this national recognition," Principal Heather Blenden said. "The entire school worked throughout the year toward achieving this goal. The teachers, students and librarian are to be commended for the work they did to accomplish this goal."
Renaissance Learning provides educators with research-based data targets for reading and math. Educators guide students to these data targets over a 25-week period.
After that period, the school provides reports and those who reached the targets earn National Honor Roll status. The school got a certificate and celebratory items to recognize its students' success.