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8th Grader Mason Barnes Receives Worldwide Recognition

It is not every day a student receives worldwide recognition, but China Grove Middle School 8th grader Mason Barnes did just that.

During the week of September 20 - 24, 2021, Barnes earned more points than any other student in the world using Literacy MS on Achieve3000. 

“RSS has partnered with Achieve3000 since 2005 to provide students access to non-fiction texts on high-interest topics personalized to their individual reading level,” said Dr. Jason Gardner, Rowan-Salisbury Schools Chief Academic Officer.   

Achieve3000 delivers a comprehensive suite of digital solutions that significantly accelerate and deepen learning in literacy, math, science and social studies.  Students typically read one to two articles a week and answer a short assessment to measure comprehension.

“I’ve never seen a student accomplish something like this, and I’m so proud of Mason,” said Julia Kraft, Barnes’ 8th grade English Language Arts teacher at China Grove Middle School.