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The coaching services provided by Educational Resources, Inc. have been a critical reason for our increased student achievements throughout our schools”
-Danny Weeks
Superintendent of Elba Schools


I have been involved in elementary education for the last 20 years. ERI and it’s implementation of the Direct Instruction Programs is the most significant staff development process we have used in the last 20 years, that has positively affected student progress and learning.
-Gordon Hess
Principal of Frank Elementary


Personalized, site-tailored, context-sensitive, professional- all of these terms describe the quality of training and coaching provided to those who contract with Educational Resources, Inc. ERI ensures fidelity of implementation of Direct Instruction with positive outcomes in student performance and staff morale. This team is stellar, absolutely stellar.
-Dr. Kathryn Floyd
Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum


ERI has been part of our team for the past 5 years, all of which have been academically profitable for our school. In the past five years, our School Performance Score has risen; with this year being the highest. Our school is currently the highest achieving charter school in the state of Louisiana with a score of 114; and that is, in part, due to the academic assistance we receive from Mary Detscher and the team at ERI.
Since we began contracting with ERI, we have added many components to the reading program that have increased student retention and comprehension, fluency, vocabulary-building, understanding of story elements, and writing; all of which are necessary for academic success but not addressed satisfactorily in the Reading Mastery Teacher Presentation Book as it was originally written. Mary and her team are constantly researching and implementing ways to improve the reading program.
Aside from program suggestions and implementation of new components, our school has witnessed great strides in teacher ability and confidence. Our consultant, Mary Detscher, comes in on a monthly basis to coach our teachers. She is welcoming, easy to work with, and always eager to show us new ideas based on the latest reading research. She helps the teachers engineer the program, adds structure to groups that need help, and provides the teachers with ideas for challenging students in high-achieving groups.
Educational Resources, Inc. is a wonderful team of educators helping educators to help children. If I could say one thing that would sum up my praise of this firm, it would be that they are in the business of educating children. It is their goal that all students learn and their belief that all students can learn that impresses me the most. They take that belief to heart and bring it into the school, where it gets solidified in the classrooms and verified in the test scores.
-Kim Gagnard
Mansura, LA


"My ERI consultant has helped me become a stronger Reading Mastery teacher! My students look forward to her visits. She is always giving them compliments- they like to "show off" for her!! She is always available when I have questions. She has given me wonderful ideas to enhance Reading Mastery in my classroom. I look forward to each of her visits- she is absolutely wonderful! She has shown me how to utilize Direct Instruction to its fullest to meet my students' needs!"
-Brenda Cuba
Columbus, NE


ERI adds advanced techniques to the core lessons of Reading Mastery. These advanced techniques help with comprehension, vocabulary fluency, and reading fluency.
ERI also develops plans for the sequence of a lesson; special sequences are created for groups in need of differentiation. Plans are established for grade levels that have teaching assistances/paraprofessionals, thus allowing this personnel contributes to the success of students.
The lead consultant is available unfailingly! This bridge between our groups and EXPERT guidance is AMAZING!
Yes, ERI is a consulting company. However, when you work with ERI, they become your PARTNER. They become your FRIEND. They become your FAMILY. They CARE about YOUR students, as if they were their OWN personal children.
-Mary Ann Martin
K-5 Reading Coach Elbert County Schools, GA


 
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