CORE TEAM - Coordinating Our Resources and Efforts
CORE Team meets to discuss all aspects of student needs and works to implement and monitor results. Members of the CORE Team include the principal, the assistant principal, the school counselor, the Literacy Coach, the RtII specialist, and a school psychologist. Faculty members and parents also join the committee on an as need basis.
RtII - Response to Instruction and Intervention
RtII (Response to Instruction and Intervention) is a multi-step approach to provide early academic and behavioral supports to struggling students rather than waiting for them to fail before offering help. The name, RtII, refers to a process that emphasizes how well students respond to changes in instruction. The learning of all students is assessed early and often. At Erdenheim, RtII is the framework we use to deliver instructional support. Multiple interventions are provided to students in reading and mathematics in the general education setting.
For more information on RtII, including teacher forms, please click here for the RtII website.
Period of Academic Student Support (P.A.S.S. Time)
The reading program is designed to supplement the Balanced Literacy Framework in the classroom. The emphasis is on listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. The activities are designed to promote good study and work habits, as well as a positive self-image. It takes place in both a push-in and pull-out format. This service is supported in part by Title 1 funds.
How is reading support delivered?
Push in help: Members of the Reading Center Team collaborate with grade level staff around student needs and provide services at least two times a week, along with the classroom teacher, to support student achievement. This additional help is in a small group format such as guided reading instruction, writing assistance, or learning-skill centers.
Pull out help: Children at each grade level are provided with direct instruction within the Reading Center three times per week. Students are provided small group instruction (for example: practice of specific skills such as phonics and decoding, comprehension or fluency.) This is done during PASS Time (Period of Academic Student Support) in conjunction with our Response to Instruction and Intervention (RtII) program. These groups are flexible and will change according to student needs.
The math support program is designed to supplement the mathematics instruction that occurs within the regular education classes. As part of the RtII program, math intervention services are available to students. The program is designed to take place in both a push in and pull out format. Math support is funded by Title 1.
How is math support delivered?
Push in help: Members of the Math Support team provide in-class support to an entire classroom during math instructional time. Students who are in need of additional help are also given special attention during this time.
Pull out help: The pull out program is called Math PASS (Period of Academic Student Support). During Math PASS, students work in small groups on a weekly basis. Students review content from the EveryDay Math curriculum with a focus on practicing skills for upcoming assessments.