Horace W. Porter

Reading/Language Arts

Tier 2 and Tier 3 Reading/Language Arts SRBI take place outside of the regular classroom.  A student is determined to be in need of these levels of Reading/Language Arts support in several ways.  District assessments (STAR Renaissance ELA) are given school wide in October, March, and May.  Discussions with classroom teachers are ongoing and referrals are noted.  If the data shows that the students has significant weaknesses, individual diagnostic testing is done by SRBI teachers.  Meetings with administration take place in November, March, and June to review data and make placement decisions.  At this time students may need to begin pull out support (tier 2), increase pull out support (tier 3), or be exited from support services. 

Instructional materials consist of a combination of resources in text form or online, individualized to meet each students' needs.  The main resource is Fountas and Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention System.  This program is used along with the websites ReadWorks, ReadingA-Z and News ELA.