The Manchester-Shortsville CSD has implemented Response to Intervention (RtI) at the K-5 grade levels and continues to offer Academic Intervention Services (AIS) at the 6-12 grade levels for students at risk of not meeting state standards or achieving proficiency on a NYS Assessment.
We continue to utilize assessments using iReady for students in grades K-8, in the areas of reading and math. These online assessments are paired with instruction designed to fill gaps for students on an individual basis. The assessments are adaptive and diagnostic, reacting to student responses. This allows us to get the best measure of a student's ability and current functioning level.
Elementary staff have been trained in LLI [Leveled Literacy Intervention] and will be utilizing that as a tool for ELA intervention with appropriate students in need of support in that area.
The Middle and High Schools continue to implement PBIS (Positive Behavioral Intervention Supports) to provide targeted/tiered interventions for students.
According to the U.S. Department of Education, “Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended, provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. Federal funds are currently allocated through four statutory formulas that are based primarily on census poverty estimates and the cost of education in each state.”
In the Manchester-Shortsville Central School District all schools are designated as Targeted Assistance Schools (TAS), where each receives a proportional share of Federal funding to support students who are at-risk of not achieving State Standards.