RPS piloting a longer school year at Fairfield Elementary has had some bonkers results:

Preliminary data shows that the extra time in school has paid dividends.

The percentage of children at Fairfield Court from kindergarten to second grade who passed the state’s literacy assessment grew 21 percentage points — from 61% to 82% — from last school year, with 180 days, to this school year, with 200.

The 82% pass rate puts Fairfield at seventh-highest in the school district out of 26 elementary schools. Fairfield has the highest poverty rate for elementary schools in the district.

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