When most Prince George's County, Md., schools posted lower scores on standardized tests, one elementary school's students are making gains on reading and math exams, including their best fifth-grade reading score since 2003. Educators attribute the school's success to a program in which students are offered incentives for improving their scores, such as game days in which they can bring a Nintendo Wii to school. "The kids love it," said fifth-grade teacher Theresa Dillard. "It is easy to teach them when they know they have these nice rewards."

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