Reading and Math Intervention
At Edina Public Schools we are committed to helping all students succeed. Our regular classroom instruction helps students develop a wide range of knowledge and skills necessary for academic success. In order to ensure that students reach their full potential, we monitor their progress on a regular basis and provide additional instruction and support as needed.
All students are given grade level assessments. Based on the results of math and reading grade level assessments and teacher input, students are identified who will benefit from additional instruction and support in their literacy and/or math foundational skills.
Highlands has multiple programs and several staff to provide reading and math intervention and support.
- The ADSIS Reading and Math Intervention program provides small group reading or math intervention during the school day using district approved curriculum taught by our building Learning Specialists Emily Waage (math and reading) and Jessie Lindberg (reading). The intervention provides qualifying students with additional instruction and exposure to help each child in their developmental literacy and/or math goals. Intentional scheduling of this intervention ensures that every child in this intervention will not miss core instruction in their regular classroom.
- The MN Reading Corps is a state-wide literacy program that Highlands has been a part of for many years. This program provides trained tutors that serve as a one-on-one tutor within the school day to provide research-based, evidence-based interventions to qualifying K-3 students who are just below proficiency or benchmark in reading. This year our tutors will work with each student three to five days a week for 20 minutes to build phonics, phonemic awareness, and fluency skills.
- The MN Math Corps is a state-wide math program that Highlands is a part of. This program provides trained tutors that serve as tutors working with one or two students at a time within the school day to provide research-based, evidence-based interventions to qualifying students in grades 4 and grade 5 to build math skills focusing on Number and Operations and Algebra strands required for algebra readiness.
- The Success Center outside of school hours intervention program held at Highlands provides small group reading and/or math support using our district approved curriculum taught by our Highlands licensed teachers. The Success Center intervention will provide qualifying students with additional instruction, exposure, and practice to help each child with their developmental literacy and/or math goals, outside of the school day.
The ADSIS Intervention Program, Minnesota Reading and Math Corps, and Success Center Program all support our district and statewide initiative to help every Minnesota child become a successful reader and math student, able to reach grade level benchmarks. Each program has its own unique set of qualifying criteria. We are thrilled that the Highlands community is a part of these successful programs again this year.
We monitor every child’s progress closely and have ongoing conversations about how every child’s needs are changing, and how to best meet these needs. At any point throughout the year, a student could be a part of these intervention programs. We have specific qualifying and exit criteria for each of the programs. We want every family to understand that we are diligently working to meet all students’ needs, and how we collaboratively do this in our building by utilizing all of these intervention programs. Please contact Jessie Lindberg or Emily Waage with any questions or concerns at Jessica.Lindberg@edinaschools.org and Emily.Waage@edinaschools.org.