BASIC SKILLS AND READING PROGRAMThe academic progress of each student is monitored each marking period, and a determination is made at the end of each year whether Basic Skills instruction should be offered for the following year. Eligibility for the Basic Skills Program is determined by student performance on state and district assessments, classroom academic progress, and additional assessment measures. Small group instruction is offered in Language Arts and/or Mathematics for grades 1-4 and, for grades 5 and 6, in-class instruction is offered.In-Class Reading Specialist ProgramReading Specialists or Special Education teachers are in each classroom during Readers Workshop in grades K, 1, and 2. They work closely with the teachers to monitor student progress and meet the needs of all learners through whole group, small group, and one- on- one activities.Reading Intervention ServicesThe reading specialists provide supplemental language arts literacy instruction to those students whose performance, judged on the basis of multiple criteria, indicates they would benefit from such assistance. In addition to obtaining input from the classroom teachers and analyzing data from standardized tests, the reading specialists administer research-based screening instruments to identify individual areas of weakness and strength. This data enables the specialists to develop specific goals for each student and to provide each student with the skills necessary to become successful readers.
Last Modified on January 3, 2020