July 24, 2014 Accelerated Instruction and Intensive Program of Instruction Q: What happens when a student: • Doesn’t meet standard on a state assessment; • Is identified as being at-risk for dyslexia in grades K-2? • Is identified as being at-risk of dropping out or of not finishing HS in 4 years? That student’s district must implement a program of Accelerated Instruction (AI) and/or an Intensive Program of Instruction (IPI). What are AI and IPI? • Identified in multiple state statutes yet NOT defined in statute • Extra instructional support for students who fail to meet the passing standards of a state assessment or who exhibit academic difficulties • District discretion as to form, content, and timing • District determines instruction based on individual students’ needs • May require participation before or after normal school hours or outside of the normal school year • Research based instructional practices using a variety of instructional models • AI pullout at Grades 5 and 8 = no more than 10:1 ratio • Requires progress monitoring with interim reports to parents Who is ‘At Risk’ TEC § 29.081 Compensatory, Intensive & Accelerated Instruction for students who… • • • • • Retained one or more times Less than 70% in 2 or more classes during any semester of current or preceding school year Did not meet standard on state assessment and/or EOC Is a parent or pregnant Attended an Alt Ed program or expelled during current or previous year • • • • • • On parole, deferred prosecution, and/or probation Previously reported as a dropout LEP Referred or in custody of DPRS (CPS) Homeless Placement or detention Crystal – EOC and at Risk • ELL in the 9th grade who did not meet the Biology EOC standard, has attendance issues, and will fail World Geography and Biology this year. Crystal’s AI Plan • The campus student support team composed of Crystal’s counselor, biology teacher, assistant principal, and an LPAC representative developed an AI plan that included summer school for World Geography as well as a Biology intervention class. • Crystal was successful on the 2nd administration of the Biology EOC. • The student support team met prior to the start of school and developed a credit recovery plan for Biology, an attendance support plan, and AIP to support Crystal in science for the upcoming school year. Sam – STAAR SSI • General education student in 8th grade • Did not meet the standard on the 1st administration of Math STAAR • Passing all his class and has good attendance Sam’s AI Plan • • • • • • Received a facilitated computer-based intervention for AI during the school day prior to second administration of STAAR (pullout math intervention was provided during an elective class) Sam did not meet the standard on the 2nd administration GPC determined AI for the summer to include participation in 10:1 direct instruction and continuation of the computerbased intervention program. Sam did not meet the standard on the 3rd administration Sam has passed all of his classes, has good attendance, and completed the set accelerated instruction prescribed to him. GPC unanimously decides to promoted Sam to high school and determined AI to be provided the 1st 6 weeks of school (TEA waiver) and AI to continue for the school year. Charles – STAAR SSI • 5th grader receiving special education services • Did not meet the standard on the 1st administration of Reading STAAR. Charles’ AI Plan • • • • • ARD amendment after 1st administration documented AI to be provided by reading intervention teacher without special education support. ARD not needed as there was no change of placement or special education services. Charles did not meet the standard on the 2nd administration. ARD/GPC met, decided to waive the 3rd administration, supplied a justification for nonparticipation, designated summer school AI as a condition of promotion. The ARD also determined that one of Charles’ electives in 6th grade would be a specialized reading program and count as special education service as well as AIP for the following school year. School testing coordinator voided his testing materials for the 3rd administration. Is your campus ready for Accelerated Instruction? Region 13 has tools to help you prepare your campus. Need more information? Visit our LiveBinder for Accelerated Instruction at tinyurl.com/intensiveprogram (http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=13) Binder includes • decision-making tools, • progress monitoring tools, • instructional tools, • interventions for secondary, and • Region 13’s webinar over Accelerated Instruction and Data-Based Individualization.