Reviews From Our Happy Clients
Just wanted to pass along that Grace had a preliminary spelling test at school of 100 words and the ONLY one she got wrong was "its" as she spelled it with an apostrophe (it's)...which to me, isn't a big deal! She got 100% in my book!
We will continue to work on reading!
Thanks so much! Xo
Dear Judy and ERA staff,
I'm writing this letter to thank you for your dedication to teaching. My third grade daughter received an individualized lesson plan from you in the spring of 2016 when we recognized she was struggling with her reading and perhaps other areas in school as well. After just two sessions of reading at ERA, she went from an Iowa Assessment score of 217 that year, to 265 the following year. Her district tests went from 207 in the spring to 221 the following winter, and best of all, she ENJOYED reading:-)
Seeing the success her younger sister was having, our senior decided to take your ACT preparation course. Her ACT score went from a 23 to a 28, earning her an additional $8,000 in scholarships to her chosen college! Thank you!
I am so grateful you continue to specialize in teaching each child the fundamentals they need to learn. It is sad every child does not receive this attention before being passed along to the next grade level only to struggle and not understand why they can't keep up.
I read one on one with Fisher this morning and he did great! :) He has been pulling books for his independent reading from level G, H, & I. Today I was able to move him up a level which he was super excited about! He is now able to pull books from levels H, and J!! I would say I is his independent level right now. I always give students three levels to choose from. They pull from the level below their independent level and the level above for a little challenge. Level J is where we want him at the end of first grade.
Way to go Fisher!
I wanted to let you know that our daughter had a 4 year checkup/physical with Dr. A. yesterday, per your suggestion.
Dr. A did not see any indication of a spectrum disorder in our daughter and was very surprised to learn of that diagnosis.
Per Dr A. requests, I have signed medical releases for Educational Resources and Dr. Y so we will find out Dr. Y’s actual file contents. Once they are reviewed, Dr. A agreed they should be destroyed.
I also wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking a personal interest in our daughter. She is improving by leaps and bounds each day. We both love your program and each employee that we have met. What amazing people you are. (just to warn you, we may never leave.)
"Thank you for helping Jacob. It feels so good seeing his confidence in reading. We are excited to see what he can do in school next year!"
Jan, Angie and Jacob
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.
Thanks to you and your Educational Resource Associates Team for instructing Quinn and helping him with his phonics and reading.
Quinn has come a long way since he started and we are excited for his future!
"Judy, when we spoke I forgot to provide you with an update after she finished her thirteen weeks, to bring her reading level up from the 2nd grade (she is a high school freshman now), I offered to enroll her in DMACC Spanish I class – but she needed to take the COMPAS exams that cover reading, writing and math. I told her not to expect to do too well on the writing and math because she was only a high school freshman. Her reading score was 80/100! Not bad for a high school freshman who was reading at the 2nd grade level last fall. Educational Resources did a great job with her. Thank you.!"