Basic Skills and Remedial Instruction

Children at all levels can experience skill deficiencies in language arts and mathematics. Such needs are generally identified through multiple measures, such as district and state-wide testing, and classroom performance. Children in Grades 1-5, who have identified academic needs and thereby meet designated criteria, are eligible for academic support through basic skills instruction. Specialized teachers in each school are responsible for the academic intervention needed by students identified to receive such support. Students’ needs are regularly monitored, with instructional activities designed to meet those needs identified. All instructional activities within the basic skills programs are supplementary to classroom instruction provided by the general education or core content teacher. Pupil progress is regularly assessed throughout the program, and reported to parents. Close collaboration between the classroom, and core content teacher is essential to providing the optimum level of academic support for the student.