"Improving The Academic Achievement Of The Disadvantaged"
The purpose of this title is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging State academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.
My name is Sheila Freeman and I am the Title 1 Director for Laingsburg Elementary School. It is my pleasure to serve as an advocate for students in the area of reading. Every school year we use DIBELS Assessment to determine where students might need some extra help in the area of reading. Based on the scores of these tests, we place students in groups targeting their specific needs and use Researched-Based Interventions to improve those skills. These groups usually average 2 to 4 students for 1 adult. The idea is to provide a quick paced, repetitive, skill targeted intervention to help students improve their reading. These groups are called PACK Groups and meet Monday-Thursday at the same assigned time. Every other Friday, students are progress monitored to determine how the intervention is working and what growth the students have made in acquiring those targeted skills. These groups are "fluid" in that students can and will be moved from one group to another based on progress monitoring scores along with teachers' recommendation.
DIBELS Testing is done 3 times a year during Fall (September), Winter (January) and Spring (May).
This website will provide many useful resources to inform you of our program as well as direct you to specific activities and websites that you can use at home to help your child in the area of reading.
Please feel free to contact me at anytime through email or phone. I look forward to partnering with you and your child in providing the best reading instruction and interventions possible.
Fluency Passages by Grade Level
Online ResourcesU.S. Department of Education