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End-Of-Course Intervention; What Resources are Districts Using?

High School StudentsQuestion 78 from TEA STAAR Q&A:
Are districts required to provide accelerated instruction to students who do not pass the STAAR assessments?
Yes. TEC §39.025(b-1) requires school districts to provide accelerated instruction to each student who fails to perform satisfactorily on an EOC assessment (i.e., who does not achieve Level II: Satisfactory Academic Performance). Likewise, TEC §28.0211(a-1) requires districts to provide accelerated instruction in the applicable subject area each time a student fails to perform satisfactorily (Level II) on an assessment administered in grades 3–8.

Many districts have asked for guidance and references for what other districts are doing to provide support and accelerated instuction/intervention for students who did not meet necessary performance measures on the EOC (Freshman class).  This is new for everyone and there are many options to consider.

At ESC XIII we have been asking for examples that we can share to help with the conversation.  Here is what we have learned:

Summer School

Some disticts are offering traditional summer school and adding a focus on intervention to that existing model.
Other school disticts are expanding summer school and adding extensions such as “STAAR Camp” within the summer school model.
Two large disticts reported they are having traditional summer school at one high school campus, and adding intervention/accelerated instuction at each high school.

Many of the repondants replied that they will use computer-based tools as resources to support intervnetion.  Some options include:

OnTRACK Courses provided via Project Share.  These resources are free to all Public and open enrollment charter students and teachers.  Contact your Service Center for additional details and visit http://projectsharetexas.org for preview and sample materials.
Teacher Training and Resources from an IPSI developed course called “Improving Student Performance-Best Practices in Intervention and Acceleration”.  Access to this course is free and available at this URL  http://www.epsilen.com/crs/1011911

Region XIII has also had conversations with Advanced Academics.  This company has developed EOC remediation programs and is making them available at a discounted price to ESC Region XIII schools.  They are hosting an informational webinar on Wednesday, May 23rd at 4:00 and Thursday, May 24th at 4:00 (repeat) to demonstrate the program and answer any questions.  No registration is required, simply visit these links; Wednesday, May 23 at 4:00: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/280651546 Thursday, May 24 at 4:00: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/876867746.   For more information, contact any of the following representatives: Gary Crary at 866-954-2573, Ray Jaksa at 877-571-7312, or Chace Jewell at 405-880-6135.

In addition, districts reported using:
OdysseyWare, http://www.odysseyware.com
E2020, http://www.education2020.com
and Compass Learning http://www.compasslearning.com

We are very interested in hearning about other solutions and structures that are in the works for this intervention requirment.  Please reply to the is blog post with additional insight.

 ~Jennifer

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