Ball Charter Schools (Val Vista)
Learning loss workshops before and after school and a Behavior Analyst will be provide during FY22 and FY23. For the learning loss workshops, student subgroups and populations being addressed by the interventions include students of all racial and ethnic groups, economically disadvantaged students, children with disabilities, English learners, migrant students, students experiencing homelessness and children and youth in foster care. All students participating in the workshops will be assessed prior to the implementation of the workshops, during and the end of each school year, FY22 and FY23, to assess growth and future opportunities. Monitoring will occur frequently including benchmark assessments, formative assessments, teacher feedback and evidenced based software results and growth.
The board certified Behavior Analyst will work with all teachers to provide training opportunities to address behaviors that disrupt the learning environment and limit the students ability to learn. The Behavior Analyst will will address the behavior needs of students whose education and stability have been adversely impacted due to COVID. A behavior analyst is trained in assuring that quality interventions are used in shaping the behavior of students who often use negative behaviors to communicate their needs. BCBA's are skilled in conducting functional behavior assessments which are systematic sets of strategies used to determine the underlying function or purpose of a behavior, so that an effective intervention plan can be developed. Functional behavior Assessments meet evidenced based criteria with studies across all ages of students, as well as in the domains of behavior and communication.