South Bend Community School Corporation | South Bend, IN
Indiana district improving literacy proficiency through a comprehensive digital platform
English learners in the South Bend Community School Corporation build language skills through myON literacy solution
Nearly 10 percent of the 18,680 students in the South Bend Community School Corporation in north central Indiana are English language learners. With students of varying levels of proficiency spread across the district’s 33 schools, finding solutions to help students increase their skills, particularly in reading comprehension, proved difficult.
In spring 2014, leaders at the state’s Department of Education realized that Indiana’s high population of migrant students was not served as optimally as possible. Through Title I, Part C funds, myON—a literacy solution that provides anytime, anywhere access to more than 10,000 digital books—was purchased for all Indiana migrant students for the Migrant Education Program.