Elementary (K-5)

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 Supports:

  • Professional Learning Communities;

  • Data Teams;

  • 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.


Parent Involvement:

  • 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.