Muti-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)
Classroom teachers closely monitor student performance in all areas. First through eighth-grade students who are underachieving in the area of math are provided additional support aligned to the core curriculum. At the elementary level, paraprofessionals work within classrooms under the direction of the classroom teacher during small group time. The support of the paraprofessional allows the teacher to personalize instruction to better meet the needs of all students. At the middle school level, students are enrolled in a math intervention class in addition to their core math class. This class, taught by a certified teacher, provides support to the students identified with deficits in the area of mathematics.
Classroom teachers closely monitor student performance in all areas. Kindergarten through eighth-grade students who are underachieving in the area of reading are provided additional support from core curriculum through our reading intervention programs. All elementary schools are staffed with at least one reading specialist who implements and monitors reading services aligned with and supportive of classroom instruction. The goal of the program is to increase student growth in order for all students to meet and exceed Illinois Learning Standards. Services at the elementary level typically occur during the established English Language Arts small group time. Services at the middle school level are provided during a replacement English Language Arts class. Students typically participate in the READ 180 program. Progress reports for all reading intervention students are shared with parents each trimester.
Social Emotional/Behavior Intervention
The school-wide PBS process emphasizes the creation of systems that support the adoption and durable implementation of evidence-based practices and procedures, and fit within on-going school reform efforts. An interactive approach that includes opportunities to correct and improve four key elements is used in school-wide PBS focusing on systems, data, practices and outcomes.