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.
In effort to improve student growth in literacy, we have developed a highly systemized RTI approach. All lower grades are involved in a literacy boot camp. Students identified as needing more intervention are put in smaller groups to target deficits. Additionally, they receive afterschool instruction through our "Shoot for the Stars" program.
Teachers work in professional learning communities using data to improve instruction. Teachers and coaches discuss the effectiveness of tier 1 and determine which students need tier 2 support or tier 3 intervention based on assessments. Teachers address the questions: What do we want students to learn? How do we know if they are learning it? What do we do if they do not? What do we do if they do? Teachers share strategies and ideas to reach all kids.