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  1. AIM for Literacy Solutions to Advance Adolescent Literacy in West Virginia April 2008 West Virginia Department of Education

  2. Adolescent Literacy Today in West Virginia • Writing Assessment 2007 • 4th grade – 70% At or Above Mastery; 30% Below Mastery • 7th grade – 76% At or Above Mastery; 24% Below Mastery • 10th grade – 81% At or Above Mastery; 13% Below Mastery • WESTEST Reading/Language Arts 2007 • 4th grade - Reading 82% At or Above Mastery; 18% Below Mastery Writing 82% At or Above Mastery; 18% Below Mastery • 8th grade - Reading 81% At or Above Mastery; 19 % Below Mastery Writing 73% At or Above Mastery; 27% Below Mastery • 10th grade - Reading 73% At or Above Mastery; 27 % Below Mastery Writing 73% At or Above Mastery; 27% Below Master • NAEP 2007 • 4th reading – 63% Basic; 28% Proficient; 5%Advanced • 8th reading - 68% Basic; 23% Proficient; 1% Advanced • 8th writing – 84% Basic; 22% Proficient; 0 Advanced West Virginia Department of Education

  3. An administrator who is leading the development of a multi-tiered literacy model keeps in mind . . . Improving Student Achievement Meeting each child’s needs Structuring to accommodate diverse formats Taking advantage of what’s in place Adjusting as necessary Filling in gaps West Virginia Department of Education

  4. KNOW West Virginia Department of Education

  5. DO West Virginia Department of Education

  6. ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS West Virginia Department of Education

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  8. Response to Intervention is • NOT a special education initiative • first and foremost, a process for organizing instruction for ALL students • a process designed to intervene early and prevent academic difficulties • a process that documents increasing levels of support have been provided to at-risk students prior to referral to special education West Virginia Department of Education

  9. Core Components of RTI • Universal screening • High quality research-based instruction in general education setting • Research based interventions • Continuous progress monitoring to determine skill acquisition and intervention effectiveness and to modify teaching based on those data • Problem solving through teaming and collaboration West Virginia Department of Education

  10. POLICY 2419: REGUALTIONS FOR THE EDUCATION OF STUDENTS WITH EXCEPTIONALITIES RTI Implementation Timelines Elementary School – July 1, 2009 Middle School – July 1, 2010 High School – July, 2011 West Virginia Department of Education

  11. AIM for Literacy Adolescent Instruction Model for Literacy West Virginia Department of Education

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  16. Research-based Content Literacy Instruction • Explicitly link reading and writing instruction with content instruction • Emphasize deep conceptual understanding through reading instruction • Provide explicit instruction in vocabulary and in the application of reading comprehension strategies • Continuously and systematically engage students in whole class and small group discussions of challenging content and literature • Create connections within and across lessons reinforcing vocabulary and conceptual development across multiple texts and contexts West Virginia Department of Education

  17. Create a Literacy Leadership Team (LLT) • Comprised of 5-8 faculty members who represent the range of grades and the curriculum in the school • Suggested members include: • Principal/Curriculum leader • Reading/Instructional coach • Special educators • Content area teachers • Selected members should be highly skilled, motivated and committed to improving literacy for all students West Virginia Department of Education

  18. Additional Resources National Association of Secondary School Principals http://www.pricipals.org/s_nassp/bin.asp?CID=52747&DOC=FILE.pdf Joann Allain Sopris West $34.49 West Virginia Department of Education

  19. Laying the Groundwork at the Adolescent Level West Virginia Department of Education

  20. Additional Resources Go to http://wvde.state.wv.us/ose/RtI.html for K-3 for “Reading Model Academy: Your Book Study Questions Answered” West Virginia Department of Education

  21. NEXT TIME Who: Literacy Leadership Teams (LLT) What: Webinar 2 • LLT roles and responsibilities • Year 1 of multi-tiered literacy instruction When: May 28, 2008-Wednesday Where: Any convenient location West Virginia Department of Education

  22. Contact Information Linda Palenchar RTI Coordinator Office of Special Programs, Extended and Early Learning lpalench@access.k12.wv.us (304) 558-2696 Terry Reale Reading English Language Arts Coordinator Office of Instruction treale@access.k12.wv.us (304) 558-5325 West Virginia Department of Education