Golden View Elementary School

Intervention at Golden View (RtI)

Interventions at Golden View.

 

Reading

Mathematics

TK- 5th Grade

Grade Specific

TK- 5th Grade

Grade Specific

English Language Learners Support, strategic small group interventions

Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention (Heinemann)—Grades K and 1

English Language Learners Support, strategic small group interventions

Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces (ALEKS) Online Math Program- Grades 3-5

Barton Reading and Spelling System

Fountas and Pinnell Word Work- Grades K-2

Small group intervention groups (developed by teachers)

After school Targeted Intervention Math Groups- Grades 1-5

Pull out Guided Reading Groups

Reading Recovery Strategies, Marie Clay (Heinemann)  Grade 1

 

Teacher/Peer Tutoring- Grade 3-5

New York Reading and Writing Project Grade-Level Strategy Groups (teacher created)

Words Their Way, Invernizzi, Johnston, Bear, Templeton- Grades 3-5

 

 

(RtI) Reading and Math Intervention Models at Golden View
Description of the Model

Teaching children the foundational building blocks of reading and math opens the door to their success and we believe we should give children the keys to open this door. At Golden View, our successful Response to Intervention (RtI) program, specifically in the areas of reading and math, are those keys. Knowing that early reading and math achievement is a predictor of later school success, we decided to implement early intervention to increase school-wide achievement. Our goal was to focus on early literacy skills and basic math foundational skills by providing primary students with differentiated, small-group reading instruction, strategic math intervention, and daily opportunities to practice strategies in reading and math. Our desired outcome was to have every student at Golden View reading at grade level and successfully applying grade-level math skills and concepts.

 

We used data from a variety of assessment tools to identify students that would benefit from early intervention. Through weekly leadership and grade-level collaboration meetings, we identified programs, materials and staff to implement this intervention. Through conversations with our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and Gator Education Fund, we secured the financial resources to purchase new materials, provide staff training, and hire the necessary staff to support the programs necessary to meet our goal. Our unique RtI model is distinguished from our district’s model, specifically, through this financial support and commitment of our parent groups, as well as our ongoing site-based documentation of student data.

 

We designed a variety of reading and math interventions to meet the diverse needs of students at-risk, and more specifically, our English Language Learner population. These interventions included differentiation strategies used in the classroom, push-in and pull-out programs with trained paraprofessionals, before and after school programs, and even one-on-one interventions. As we monitored students’ progress and identified students with different needs, we looked for the best programs to help them build their skills. By targeting students’ specific needs and keeping groups flexible through progress monitoring, we knew our model would address both the social-emotional and academic achievement needs of our students. To quote a fourth grade student, “getting help in reading makes me happy, because I can read harder books.” 

Implementation & Monitoring of the Model

Our goal is to provide primary students with differentiated small-group reading instruction, strategic math intervention, and daily opportunities to practice strategies in reading and math. 

 

Our success was spreading and having a positive effect on our entire school community.  Because of the improvements identified on the 2014-15 CAASPP test, we decided to accelerate the process of early intervention.  

 

CAASPP Test Results

Grade Level

English Language Arts

Mathematics

Standard

Met

Standard

Exceeded

Standard

Met

Standard

Exceeded

Grade 3

22%

62%

33%

51%

Grade 4

18%

69%

29%

54%

Grade 5

31%

58%

17%

65%

3rd-5th ELL Subgroup

 

35%

 

30%

 

52%

 

32%

 

 

We are continually discussing, monitoring, and assessing the progress of our classroom instruction and intervention programs.   We are firm in our belief that the road to reading and math success begins early in life and that a student’s attitude toward reading and math is vital to their success in school.

 

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