Watch: District 99 talks about how Paper helped raise student grades and freed teachers for more 1:1 instruction.
From ELL to AP, Chicago’s District 99 boosts learning for all students
District 99 centered its deployment strategy around teachers. After teacher PD led by Paper, teachers made using Paper part of their classroom assignments. They recognized and rewarded students who made use of the platform. As students began to see Paper’s benefits, word-of-mouth took hold and adoption grew.
Taking advantage of Paper’s on-demand tutoring and essay review, students saw their marks go up by nearly an entire letter grade. Teachers were freed up for more 1:1 instruction and lesson planning. Administrators saw students of every background and ability level taking advantage of Paper to help them reach their potential.
About the district
Located just west of Chicago proper, Community High School District 99 includes the densely populated suburbs of Downers Grove and Woodridge, Illinois, serving a diverse set of students.