Turnaround Partnership

Winona Elementary Improves Student Outcomes in Collaboration With UT Tyler

Publication Date: 01/30/2020

After two years on the state’s Improvement Required list, Winona Elementary School administrators set out on a mission to improve the school’s performance and student outcomes.

Winona Elementary has steadily improved over the past year and its state accountability rating was raised to an F to a B in August. The school attributes the accomplishment in part to its collaboration with The University of Texas at Tyler College of Education and Psychology.

UT Tyler received a three-year grant from the UT System Turnaround Partnership Initiative in 2018 to partner with the school and support systemic improvement in the areas of campus organization, discipline, instruction, curriculum, remediation activities and board training.

The collaboration includes a “trainer of trainer’s’’ model, in which UT Tyler faculty train Winona administrators and teachers to implement school improvement strategies.

Read more about the success of Winona Elementary School.

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