My target group for this data collection and intervention process is a small group of seven 6th graders who are performing below grade level in math. These students all score one or more grade levels below where they should be on the STAR and Acellus assessments.
Goal: Sixth grade students will improve their STAR assessment math scores.
The people involved in this intervention process will be:
Administration: Ideally I’d like to see site leadership lead the charge with data analysis and intervention implementation. This would help to create a school culture of conscious and targeted improvement in student achievement. At the very least site leadership will need to provide support, resources and possible funding for this intervention process.
Teachers: monitor, observe, work with students in small group or one-on-one capacity twice per week during class, communicate with parents in an ongoing way to maintain support at home.
Parents: communicate with teacher to understand what they can do to offer support at home, and support students at home in those capacities
Students: complete their math assignments and assessments, ask for help when they need it, study, practice
Counselor: meet with students and communicate with parents as needed to support any social-emotional issues students have that may or may not be factors in the below grade level issue in math.
2. What are the interventions that you plan to implement based on your goals and objectives? Indicate interventions for students, faculty/staff, and families/communities and indicate whether they are focused on individual students, groups, grade levels, or whole school.
At this point I think that the teachers could use some training on what kinds of specific math tutorials, activities, exercises, etc., to implement when students are having difficulty mastering particular math skills. Site administration should provide some funding for any needed manipulatives, software, etc. that will aid in the success of the intervention. Determining which materials need to be purchased may require a teacher meeting to brainstorm and discuss, so time for that type of planning meeting will need to be granted. Teachers will also need the buy-in and support of the parents to support on the home end.
Parents will need information, support, and possibly materials to use with their children as they support the intervention from home.
Counselors will need the support of teachers and parents in the form of communication and follow-through.