MAP Scores Rising at Brown Street Academy

Recent Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) scores from Brown Street Academy, where Rotary is heading up a Reading Initiative under the coordination of Barbara Velez, have shown great literacy improvement. Barbara reviewed the MAP scores for students in kindergarten through 5th grade who took both the fall and winter MAP tests at Brown Street Academy, and overall, the six grades showed a 79% improvement in their MAP scores from the Fall to Winter testing!


These positive reports show that the efforts of Rotary volunteers are making a measurable difference for Milwaukee children. The Literacy Initiative is always looking for more volunteers – if you have an hour every week or every month and are interested in donating your time, please contact the Rotary office.


Literacy Improvement By the Numbers

Grade Level  No. Students Tested   % Students Improved
Kindergarten 44  86%
1st  52 88%
2nd     36   92%
3rd  26 74%
4th 47  68%
5th   42   62%