Teachers utilize differentiated teaching strategies to provide enrichment opportunities for their students within the confines of their classroom. Additionally, students who are proficient in reading and do not need to be placed in an intensive reading class have the opportunity to participate in physical education and/or enrichment opportunities which include music, business education, health occupations, family and consumer science, agriculture, expository writing and band.
Supplemental and Intensive Instruction/Interventions
For FMS middle grades, students scoring the equivalent of a level 1 or 2 on the most recent FSA reading test are receiving intensive instruction, as required by the State, in addition to their language arts class. Additionally, those students who do not have an FSA score are assessed to determine whether or not they would benefit from the intensive reading classes. If their scores indicate a need for the program, we are serving them as well. The intensive reading classes are designed to address, in a smaller group setting, the students’ individual remedial needs while their on-grade level needs are being addressed in their language arts class.
Students who scored the equivalent of a level 1 on the most recent FSA math test are served in an intensive math class in addition to their regular grade level math class. This class is designed to address, in a smaller group setting, the students’ individual remedial needs while also providing on-grade level instruction in their math class.
Students who are the equivalent to a level 1 or 2 in math and/or reading are progressed monitored with AIMSweb on a biweekly or monthly basis depending on their initial benchmark scores.