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Academic Support

As part of a school guidance program, a complete student record is maintained beginning in kindergarten and continuing through high school. All grades, test scores, health records, personal data, are included in this confidential record. All students are given nationally standardized tests. The objective evaluations of each student’s achievement assist the school in making decisions, which will help provide a more adequate program of instruction.

In order to best prepare students for the rigor of each grade, Claypool Elementary School supports student academic achievement through dedicated paraprofessional support, as well as peer tutoring. Our Title 1 Paraprofessionals are highly trained in multiple reading interventions and work with students in small groups, as well as 1 - 1. All students also participate in Success Times, which provides teachers and paraprofessionals dedicated to providing remediation or enrichment to specific students for specific learning standards.

RtI

Response to Intervention (RtI) is a multi-tier approach to the early identification and support of students with learning and behavior needs. The RtI process begins with high-quality instruction and universal screening of all children in the general education classroom. Struggling learners are provided with interventions at increasing levels of intensity to accelerate their rate of learning. These services may be provided by a variety of personnel, including general education teachers, special educators, and specialists. Progress is closely monitored to assess both the learning rate and level of performance of individual students. Educational decisions about the intensity and duration of interventions are based on individual student response to instruction. RtI is designed for use when making decisions in both general education and special education, creating a well-integrated system of instruction and intervention guided by child outcome data.

Members serving on the Claypool RtI Team: Melissa Rees, Tiffany Cooksey, Amanda Bailey, Colleen Eastis, Laurel Whetstone, and Deb Brown.