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: business education, health occupations, family and consumer science, agriculture, expository writing and band.
SUPPLEMENTAL AND INTENSIVE INSTRUCTION/INTERVENTIONS
At Osceola Middle School, all students scoring a level 1 or 2 on the Florida Standards Assessment (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 Florida Standards Assessment (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.
Some students who scored a level 1 on the Florida Standards Assessment (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 math.