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Murrieta student honored for big improvement in math scores

By in Press Enterprise on May 17, 2017

By Aaron Claverie

A Murrieta student who was struggling in math will honored next week for a huge uptick in her scores, an effort that was aided by the MATH 180 program by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

The Buchanan Elementary School student, Brooklyn Ramirez, is one of 15 children across the U.S. that are being feted by the Boston-based company this year.

According to the Murrieta Valley Unified School District, Brooklyn experienced serious health conditions that forced her to miss the first half of 4th grade. When she came back, she used the software, under the guidance of her teacher Tonja Lyda, to build her skills and confidence.

The combo helped improve her Quantile score, which is used to gauge math proficiency, by 48 percent in less than seven months, according to a district release.

The award ceremony for Brooklyn, which includes a cash prize for her and products for the school, is scheduled for 10 a.m., May 23, at Alta Murrieta Elementary School.

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