Schools may choose to describe up to two additional pieces of information about how their school is supporting students. These self-reported indicators are not factored into school accountability calculations but provide the opportunity for schools to highlight successful programs or practices in addition to the indicators included in school accountability.
School-wide targeted reading interventions
All students at Edison Elementary receive targeted interventions for 40 minutes per day, four days per week in reading. These interventions are fluid and targeted for remediation, as well as for acceleration. Interventions are delivered by highly trained paraprofessionals, classroom teachers, and extended learning specialists. Through Benchmarking and monthly progress monitoring, students are monitored for growth and learning paths determined.
Professional Learning Communities
Teachers meet in Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) weekly. Meetings are centered around English Language Development, Reading, Math, and Writing. Our professional learning communities use standardized assessments, progress monitoring and district interim data to identify strong teaching/learning practices, and to determine student needs. PLCs are teacher led with administrative support. Edison Elementary teachers meet as grade-level teams to plan instruction in Language Arts/ELD and Math. This planning is done collaboratively with Language Arts and Math coaches. Learning intentions and Success Criteria are determined, as well as common formative assessments are agreed upon.