Title One services are provided through our reading specialists, reading coaches, and math support coaches. They work with learners in grades K - 6 who have been identified by assessments (NWEA, Fountas and Pinnell and/or DIBELS) as needing intensive interventions.
The reading coaches work with small groups of 3-4 learners, 4-5 days a week and also provide services in the classroom through co-teaching with the general education facilitator. Reading coaches provide assessment training for facilitators and inform faculty of best practices in the area of literacy.
Our reading specialists play a very important role in our MTSS process through facilitating and interpreting data at our Data and Progress Monitoring Meetings. They also offer suggestions for interventions, help set up individual goals and work with general education and special education facilitators to coordinate services and supports. Coaches work under the supervision of the reading specialist and assist with assessments and delivery of services to identified learners.
The math coach works with learners who need support in the area of Math. NWEA data is used to determine which learners need intervention. Coaches attend Progress Monitoring Meetings and work with small groups of learners in and out of the classroom.
The Essential Practices Instructional Practices in Early Literacy is a resource for parents and facilitators, and provides best practices in reading instruction developed by the Early Literacy Task Force, a sub committee of the Michigan Association of Intermediate School Administrators (MAISA) General Education Leadership Network (GELN).