Consistent PLCs Yield Strong Academic Improvement

Michael Persampieri
Assistant Principal, Starr Elementary School, Grand Island, Nebraska

Our third-grade PLC was the most consistent about implementing academic teaming. They worked on success criteria and learning targets and developed plans together. They really bought into their process. When I look at the student test scores, that grade level has shown the most improvement throughout the year in comparison to other grade levels.
Source: Toth, M.D., & Sousa, D.A. (2019). The power of student teams: Achieving social, emotional, and cognitive learning in every classroom through academic teaming (p. 115). West Palm Beach, FL: Learning Sciences International.