Believe & Read Update, 2020-2021 Results

In February we shared an update on the Believe & Read program rollout at Frassati, and we are pleased to report back with an update on our first-year results.

As a reminder, this program launched at our school in September 2020, with the goal of enhancing and enriching our literacy instruction. This special curriculum, designed by Groves Academy and taught in collaboration with our Groves Academy coach, was a central part of the kindergarten, first, and second-grade student experience during the 2020-2021 academic year.

In the fall of 2020, each student in these three grade levels took tests to measure their starting point, and they again tested at the end of the year to see how the students progressed in their lessons.

Here is a look at those growth reports:


First Grade


Second Grade


We are thrilled to see this progress and are excited to see the way these students will advance through these lessons in the years to come!

In the academic year ahead, we will be adding the third-grade classes to the Believe & Read lessons, so that the students who just completed their second-grade lessons will advance to the next level of their instructions.

Frassati is truly blessed to have been selected by the Catholic Schools Center of Excellence (CSCOE) to be a host school for the highly praised Groves Academy, Believe & Read program! We look forward to sharing more updates in the months ahead!

Believe & Read Update

It was with great pride at the start of this academic year that we were able to announce that the Catholic Schools Center of Excellence (CSCOE) selected Frassati Catholic Academy to be a host school for the highly praised Groves Academy, Believe & Read program.

Since the launch of this curriculum in September, Believe and Read has enhanced and enriched the literacy instruction of our students in measurable ways.

Our Groves Academy coach visits Frassati every Tuesday, assisting each of the kindergarten, first, and second-grade classes in their literacy lessons for that day.

Over the past few months, our coach, Diane Morri, has built a partnership with the teachers she works with so that each teacher has the support they need to deliver this special curriculum with confidence. When there is an aspect of the teacher’s manual that is new to them, they will work with Diane for suggestions on how to successfully demonstrate the hand motions or teach the rules of that lesson.

In the spring we will share data, comparing how the students’ reading levels have progressed over the course of the year. We have already seen a glimpse into the early results, and can’t wait to share their progress as we reach the end of this first year of our Believe & Read curriculum.

Groves Academy will continue to mentor our Frassati teachers over a three-year period. Frassati teachers will share these lessons with our students, including daily 30-minute phonics-based lessons, helping our young readers grasp the reading rules to make them the best readers they can be. They will work with our K-2 teachers in 2020-21 and K-3 starting in 2021-22.

The specialized training provided to our faculty will transform literacy instruction for students at Frassati Catholic Academy for years to come!