This is a republish of an earlier article, it is a great reminder to principals everywhere that you already have enough data to develop prescriptive interventions for your students before school begins.
I recently interviewed Angie Davis, the principal of Roberts Road Elementary in Waller ISD, an exemplary rated Title 1 Texas Elementary School.
I asked the principal about specifics of their during the day intervention program for students and the following are the key points of that conversation:
- Students are placed into initial intervention and enrichment groups BEFORE the school year begins based on their recent and longitudinal assessment data. The interventions start on the first day of school.
- The daily schedule includes 3 specific school wide intervention periods, one each for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade (K-2 handle intervention at the grade level).
- The school wide intervention period does not preclude any student from attending their daily specials rotation.
- All available campus staff including librarians, counselors, administrators, paraprofessionals, etc. assist with intervention or enrichment groups during the intervention periods.
- Grade level teams host weekly data chats to review assessment data , student progress, and to plan and regroup the students for the intervention periods.
What are some other tips for structuring elementary school intervention?