Response to Intervention (RtI)
Portrait of Streator High School
Assessment & Progress Monitoring Tools
- Screening – Reading level screening based on a nationally normed test scores: (Gates-MacGinitie Reading during fall of 8th grade year)
- Screening: Math level screening based on nationally normed test scores: Class of 2015 and earlier (Orleans/Hannah Algebra during fall of 8th grade year)
- Referral Process (academic): Students with any variety of academic challenges may be referred by staff via the Response to Intervention Questionnaire available under the “Staff” tab on the SHS website
- Referral Process (behavioral): Students with behavior, health or attendance concerns may be referred by staff via the SAP Referral Form available under the “Staff” tab on the SHS website.
- Progress Monitoring: Progress is monitored via a nationally recognized test from Renaissance Learning: STAR Reading & STAR Math
- Progress Monitoring: NWEA MAP testing 3 times per year; Began Fall 2015
- Progress Monitoring: SAT testing beginning Spring 2017
- Progress Monitoring: Grade tracking by teachers and Red Folder caseworkers via Skyward
Tier One Interventions
- WIN for Work Keys- preparation for statewide assessments for all sophomore students in Consumer Ed.
- Welcome to the Real-World – career information, research, and support for all freshman Health class students
- Truancy Board- Dean’s response to attendance difficulties & direct one-on-one interventions targeting specific students with attendance issues
- Project CRISS – Creating Independence through Student Owned Strategies – professional development initiative providing training in active engagement strategies across the curriculum for all faculty
- Ruby Payne Frameworks for Understanding Poverty – professional development initiative to provide information and strategies for understanding poverty in the local community for all faculty
- Information Literacy – the librarian and LMC staff provide ongoing support and training for all faculty, staff, and students in the use of databases, search engines as well as for print and other resources
- Study Island Program – online program that provides English, grammar and work keys practice and mastery in all English classes
- English Dept. - 4 year Grammar Map – grammar is taught purposefully through throughout 4 years of required English coursework building from one course to the next
- English Dept.- Power Writing Process – students in all English classes are taught using shared essay styles along with a department wide style sheet
- English Dept. - The 6 Active Reading Strategies – students in all English classes are taught a system of 6 Active Reading Strategies to help in comprehension and synthesis
- English Dept. – Shared common portions of exams in all English classes (ie: all English I classes have a shared common portion of exams)
- Co-taught- Math, English, Science, Consumer Ed., Health and Social Studies – a regular education teacher and special education teacher co-teach several sections of these courses to ensure for the least restrictive environment with support
- Library Media Center extended hours for student use
- Bulldog Scribes literary club – Mr. R. Yanek is the sponsor of this writing club that supports student writing in a variety of genres. This group also attends several literary contests and programs throughout the school year.
- New Technologies – 1:1 Chromebook for all students and staff in 2015-16 school year
- Operation Snowball – Mrs. Park is sponsoring this program that promotes positive action in the school community to help students stay off drugs.
- NHS Study Center in LMC- Peer tutoring available in LMC daily (40 minutes afterschool)
Tier Two Interventions
- Peer Mediation program for all students of SHS to utilize when having peer conflicts. Select upper classmen will be trained in peer mediation and will be available to help students mediate issues.
- Math Resource (walk-in) – help and support for math students available either via pullout program or on a walk-in basis through the Math Department
- IEP and 504 students area provided help and support via Resource (walk-in) available all day; mostly
- 3 social workers for group and individual counseling - Mr. Brittin, Mrs. Knot and Ms. Phelan provide support and help for students in need
- Al-ATeen program – for students dealing with alcoholism
- AM credit recovery program – students who are behind in course work are placed in the credit recovery program to earn credit via online Odyssey program – the Odyssey program provides full semester coursework with activities, quizzes, exams and finals in an online, self-paced format
- Math, English, Social Studies and Science summer school offerings – courses offered during the summer for students who are behind in course work – these are generally computer-based, self-paced programs
- Post-Secondary Success for seniors bound for 2 year schools – a class designed to support students in understanding how to succeed in college coursework especially targeted for those planning to attend community college or technical school
- Double Blocked English (Reading/Basic Writing) for freshman Title I students – to provide reading and writing support for Title I eligible students. The double block also means that these students earn double the English credits in their freshman year at SHS
- Computer Aided Instruction – a variety of programs, platforms, and technologies provided across the curriculum:
- Ex. Odysseyware & Study Island
Tier Three Interventions
- BRIDGE program – in coordination with BEST, Inc., provides students with challenges the opportunity to complete coursework and work in the community with support from both SHS and BEST, Inc. to help students not only graduate from SHS, but also to have job skills for career readiness immediately after graduation.
- Individual case management of all Red Folder students – provided by volunteer faculty and staff case managers who also meet bi-weekly to discuss student issues, challenges, and successes
- GPS Resource Classes – Response to Intervention program classes for Freshmen and Sophomores – Ms. O’Brien and Ms. Knuffman provide targeted assistance for students in all academic areas. This support includes academic, social, scheduling, and discipline assistance as well as instruction in study and interpersonal skills.
- Truancy Board – Dean of students meets with several in- and out-of-building stakeholders to discuss individual student attendance issues that have become precarious for the student
- TPI Class for ELL’s – Mrs. Hughes provides a full program of bilingual support for students learning English as a second or other language. Additionally, Mrs. Hughes helps in providing academic support and interventions as well as advocacy for students with languages other than English as their primary language. Mrs. Hughes also provides annual testing and screening for all students self-identified with a language other than English spoken at home on the Home Language Survey.
- Teen Moms and Dads Group- Ms. Phelan provides ongoing support for students who are also parents.
- Distance Learning Program – provides access to the Odyssey program for students behind on academics or with other challenges to complete coursework outside the school building. The program provides full academic programming including discipline-specific classes, activities, and exams for full academic credit.
- Project Unify (in progress)
- Jack Wilson Academy Alternative School – Mrs. Bain is the teacher in this program that provides full academic courses via Odyssey courseware, a self-paced, online program with a full range of classes for students to earn credit.
- NEXUS program – targets specific students that have family problems, abuse in their past, foster care, etc. for academic and social support.
- Student Assistance Program (SAP) - Mr. Brittin and a committee of trained/concerned faculty and staff to provide assistance to students in need of social/emotional support in school and in the community. Each student in SAP will have an assigned “advocate” similiar to a casemanager.
- Peer Leadership: freshman students indentified as “at risk” for behavior, health or attendance problems will be paired with an older student who will act as a mentor. There will also be monthly meetings of Peer Leadership to educate students on social emotional curriculum.