Leading Edge Academy Maricopa
The school will monitor the effectiveness of interventions we implement through benchmark testing, both formative and summative assessments, teacher input and regular data meetings.
Data gathered will be evaluated and studied to make decisions about the effectiveness of the interventions and the impact they have on lost instructional time, the academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs of all students, and particularly those students disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including students from low-income families, students of color, English learners, children with disabilities, students experiencing homelessness, children in foster care, and migratory students. Highly Qualified Paraprofessionals will be used in small group settings no larger than 1:5 to address targeted interventions for students that fall into needing Tier II-Tier IV intervention support. The core Reading Program, Into Reading (K-5) and Into Literacy (6-12), and the core Math program SAVVAS EnVision (K-12) also have integrated support within the program that is assigned by the teacher and implemented in a small group (1:5) setting. We also utilize Lexia for on-going assessment and diagnosis in ELA. This program is used and reacts to students in real-time. As students struggle an individual intervention lesson is created for that student and a paraprofessional administers the lesson on an as-need basis. For Math, we use IXL at all of our campuses so students and teachers can get both immediate and reactive feedback. Targeted lessons are then assigned through IXL to address a student's specific needs.
Staff who work directly with students (Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Office Staff, Administrators, etc.) will be trained in Responsive Classroom. A select group of staff will attend the Responsive Classroom training PD.