Intervention and Enrichment

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The Orono Schools provides four levels of support for elementary learners. The first level of support is embedded in regular classroom instruction. All students receive 90-180 minutes of core literacy instruction tailored to their instructional level. Additionally, materials and instructional practices have been developed to assist classroom teachers in providing targeted interventions and enrichments for learners within the content of guided reading groups. Literacy coaches will assist teachers in examining Benchmark assessment data to identify students needing additional intervention or enrichment.

Tier 2 intervention is an additional 20-30 minutes of aligned reading support 3 times per week taught by trained classroom teachers. Data across multiple measures is used for instructional grouping. Parent permission and involvement is coordinated through classroom teachers. Materials and instructional methodology are aligned with core instruction, such as Early Intervention in Reading (EIR). Approximately 15-20% of our elementary students receive Tier 2 support.

Tier 2 enrichment is provided within the classroom. Data is used to group students and to determine teaching points that align with needs. Teachers work with students in small groups to facilitate differentiated learning. Materials and methodology are aligned with core instruction.

Tier 3 support is an additional pull-out support with a licensed reading interventionist 4 times per week for 30 minutes. Data across multiple measures is used for qualification for this program. Parent permission and involvement is coordinated through classroom teachers and reading specialists. Parent meetings to describe the program are also held. Leveled Literacy Intervention is used as the primary material and structure for this level of support. Approximately 10% of students receive this additional support within Orono Schools.

Tier 3 enrichment is an additional pull-out program with an Orono Challenge teacher two times a week for 45 minutes. Data across multiple measures is used for qualification for this program. Parent involvement is coordinated through classroom teachers and challenge teachers. Enrichment strategies are aligned to National Association for Gifted Children program guidelines. Approximately 8-12% of our elementary students are involved in this program. 

Special education services comprise Tier 4. These services are also tailored to individual needs, but based on IEP goals and objectives. Special education reading services are provided by licensed special education teachers in addition to Tier 1-2 services for students. These services are additional and aligned support. Materials and practices are specifically tailored to disability. During the 2011-2013 school years, attention has been paid to aligning special education intervention to regular education intervention, with all interventionists learning Leveled Literacy Interventions. Entrance is based on MN law and rule regarding eligibility.



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