To Judy Hintz and the Educational Resources team
We are SO thankful we found Educational Resources. Our son was about a grade and a half behind in school and only showed minimal progress in closing the gap, in spite of countless hours of meetings with teachers, administrators as well as AEA resources.
In December we had some testing done at Educational Resources and he started seeing Judy and team three hours a week as their testing indicated reading comprehension issues, which we always knew existed but the school system was a bit slow to acknowledge. We thought if we could close the gap on these issues, additional issues we have seen with math and other areas might follow as well.
For some context, we had seen similar results semester after semester in Map and other school testing. The gap was not closing much. To their credit, the school system has been great in working with us and trying to find interventions with the best intentions in mind and an eye on progress. We just needed something more, and felt the schools hands are tied in some respects about what they could provide us.
We began working intensely with Educational Resources at the beginning of the school year and just finished up at the end of the school year or son retook the same tests at Educational Resources and his score increased substantially …four fold in some areas. In addition, on the school system’s end of year MAP test, he moved from 4th percentile to 44th percentile, in that short time period in reading. He also moved from 4th percentile to 24th percentile in math, we feel in part due to the tremendous progress he has made with comprehension. The needle was only moving slightly before Educational Resources, but he took a huge leap and we couldn’t be more thrilled for him as you can see his excitement over learning and confidence in what he is doing and picking up.
In the end, our family has worked very hard in a collaborative way with the school system as well as Educational Resources with our son’s best interest in mind, but we have no doubt a significant factor in his recent success and improvement was Judy Hintz and her great team at Educational Resources.