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How would a Class size Reduction help your school?

Aug 8, 2013 5:15pm

I am a Class-size Reduction teacher. In my large district there is one CSR per school. Teachers are to help school improvement through applying academic interventions according to the individual needs of their school. Our school looks forward to improvement in Reading. The position is slowly becoming the same as a Reading Specialist. I think the problem is buy-in. It was difficult at first because the position is so undefined. I could not do what I wanted because there was no support in measurable processes. I want to work with those students who love learning and could use help scoring above basic on high-stakes tests. I think working with these students allow support in success and autonomy of learning.

  • English Language Arts
  • Pre K-5
  • Assessment / Differentiation / Planning

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    • Aug 15, 2013 8:25am

      Hi Gail-

      We have a similar position in our school. We call her an academic interventionist, and she basically works on Tier II instruction within the elementary schools. She pulls out kids who need support in reading, writing, and math and supports the teachers to help these kids in the classroom. We pay for the position with Title I funds and in a staff survey, it was unanimous that she was amazing and a important part of school improvement measures.

      Hope this helps!
      Katie
      www.katienovakudl.com