Elementary (PreK-5) Characteristics and Structures Supporting Curriculum Accommodation for General Education Students
General Education Classroom Attributes:
Classes staffed by highly qualified personnel who demonstrate competency in the state and/or national teaching standards;
Research-based curriculum aligned to CCSS, Next Generation Science Standards,WIDA, and the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks;
Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) strategies;
Differentiation of Instruction;
Use of formative (formal and informal) and summative assessments and standardized testing data to assess achievement and to inform instruction;
Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS);
Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) and Response to Intervention (RtI) model and processes, including the Workshop Model;
Web-based and software instructional support;
Title I academic support for identified students in the areas of mathematics and reading;
English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction;
Student/Teacher Assistance Resource Team (START).
Professional Learning Communities;
Professional development for faculty and staff to enhance instruction and student learning.
Extended Day/Year Academic Supports:
Tuition-free Full Day Kindergarten for all students;
Elementary Summer School Reading Program;
Elementary Summer School ESL Program;
Teachers’ contractual 45 minutes of weekly academic support.
Building-based cultural enrichment activities involving Parent/Teacher Organization (PTO) and inclusive for all families.
Parent Advisory Council (BPAC), School Council, among others, to support and encourage family interaction.