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Approx. Grade Performance:



Dear Parents,

After each session of MAP Growth testing, our math and reading departments spend time planning how to focus on areas of improvement for individual students. Much of the improvement happens in large groups during classroom instruction, or during explore time for 5th & 6th grade. There are times a student needs additional support to address lower skill areas.

Through our RtI (Response to Intervention) process, we’ve identified your student as someone who would benefit from a Math or Reading Lab. What do the labs look like? They are a small group of 3-8 students working with a math or reading teacher. They meet 2-3 times per week for 20-40 minutes a session.

Students do not miss any core, music, or PE classes for this additional support, as it occurs during study hall or explore periods. Progress is monitored throughout the time in the lab, and when we feel the student has made enough progress, we look to remove the extra support.

Our goal is to have all students prepared to learn their current grade level content and skills. We hope these short interventions will improve the targeted skill area, and also support the grade level content.

Attached you will find an updated NWEA MAP report, which is the starting data point we use when assigning students to math and reading labs.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Thank you,


Kelly Nichols, Principal