Creating Campus-Wide Reading Intervention Plans

Reading Intervention Plans begin with a formative, baseline data collection process. This information can be collected from a variety of sources including a phonics inventory, DIBELS, sight word assessment, and other diagnostic screening tools that are required by your school. To ensure that student achievement is consistently measured on a campus (or within a district) the same assessments should be given to all students, during a designated testing period, as they move through the grade levels.

Cumulative data should be compiled and saved in a shared folder that can be confidentially accessed by the student’s classroom teacher, reading specialists and administrators. The data collection process begins at the beginning of the year for baseline benchmarking, the middle of the year for progress benchmarking, and the end of the year for success benchmarking.

Making Data Driven Decisions in EVERY Classroom

Collecting data at the beginning of the school year gives teachers individual student snapshots and serves as the catalyst for creating reading intervention plans. All students in the class will be placed in small groups by reading level and skill set. Struggling readers should receive explicit reading instruction on a daily basis during their language arts or intervention block. Students whose reading skills are at or above grade level can be placed in an enrichment group to work together during the differentiated block time. A reading intervention plan will be prepared for every student testing below grade level using the data collected so they can receive more focused support to improve their reading skills.

Student performance is regularly monitored to ensure progress or to intensify instruction. The small reading groups are fluid and students will be grouped and regrouped as they master new skills or require additional assistance.

Optional Ways to Conduct Reading Intervention

Each grade-level team will need to determine the best way to implement Reading Intervention Plans for their students. Questions to consider include:

  • Will students be grouped by grade level or within individual classrooms?
  • Where will intervention take place and who will be responsible for conducting intervention?
  • Will teachers share students across the grade level? If so, how will the students be grouped?

Your school size, campus resources, available personnel, and other factors will influence your plan. For example, some schools elect to conduct daily reading intervention where the students walk to the spot where their intervention group will be meeting, which may not be in their homeroom. The key is working together to make it work for every student. Collaboration among the staff during the intervention block is essential. As students move through different skill groups, planning and instruction is most effective when there is good communication and shared student expectations among the intervention team.

95 Percent Group’s Diagnostic Screeners Can Optimize Your School’s Reading Intervention Plan

At 95 Percent Group, our mission is to help campuses and school districts improve their reading instruction and ensure success for struggling readers.  We specialize in helping campuses and entire districts implement and sustain effective reading intervention plans by providing diagnostic screeners that assist teachers in identifying skill deficits to pinpoint necessary reading intervention.

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