Providing additional instructional aide support for students to address specific opportunities to accelerate learning based on Galileo data. The instructional aid will be using the intervention pieces from our core curriculum, including MyView for ELA and Envision for math. In addition, learning coaches have access to a variety of evidence based programs to utilize based on student need, such as Read Naturally (Tier 1), Moby Max (Tier 1), IXL (Tier 2) - all resources that are on ADE's evidence-based list - and Galileo by ImagineLearning (formerly ATI) to be used for progress monitoring and intervention planning.
The instructional aide will provide support and instruction for a variety of subgroups, including Hispanic, low SES, and students with disabilities, since every student receives daily small group instruction for ELA and Math, typically in groups of 5-15 depending on need. Therefore, an instructional aid may be providing support for an accelerated math group at one time of day, targeted intervention for a minimally proficient group at another time of day, and ELL support later that day. Our instructional aides are scheduled all day with various groups across grade levels. The instructional aide schedule is driven by student need as determined by current data. The needs are continually changing.
Small groups are held throughout the school day. Specifically, each grade level has a designated time with targeted small group instruction for students. The sessions are neither pull out or push in, as all students are in small groups at that designated time. Small groups are held for 30 minutes daily for reading and math.
The cost of the additional instructional aide breaks down as follows: $28,000 per year = $56,000 total; $28,000 annual salary x 20% $5,600 for ASRS and FICA, plus $6,400 per year for medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. Total of = $12,000 per year = $24,000 total for benefits. $80,000.
Implementation and Professional Development on SEL curriculum and instruction to be provided by Edmentum in support of the BASE curriculum and subsequent instruction. Students in all subgroups, including Hispanic, low SES, and students with disabilities, will be working through the curriculum as a regular class on their schedule. The overall program provides a social-emotional learning curriculum and assessment rooted in mental health and wellness principles and underscored by clinical research. BASE is designated as 'promising' for being well-designed and demonstrating evidence of efficacy according to CASEL's criteria. The implementation will be monitored by the administrator performing walk-throughs of the classrooms. The principal sees every class everyday, so he will be able to closely monitor the program to ensure students are benefiting from the implementation of the program. Administration will monitor behavior referrals and student surveys to determine efficacy of the program. Cost of implementation training & virtual coaching is $3,000.