Meeting the Needs of Struggling Learners
Many schools are struggling to achieve Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for students in the economically disadvantaged, special education, limited English proficient, and other minority subgroups. In contrast, high-achieving schools see AYP as only a baseline for these students. Their goal is to have all students perform at high levels of rigor and relevance. Strong systems, great relationships, and a positive culture are the keys to success in these schools. This workshop will address the challenges and demands of meeting the needs of every student. Facilitators will begin by identifying the key systems components that are critical in addressing the needs of the hardest-to-serve students and explain how appropriate data collection and analysis at the systems level can assist with the identification of key performance indicators, desired targets, and implementation strategies to improve student achievement. This will be followed by a comprehensive review of research-based strategies and best practices, which will expand the toolkit of all participants.
- Understand how the use of data can: identify effective practices and areas in need of improvement, support instructional decisions, provide stakeholders with information that shows progress being made.
- Learn effective practices and research-based strategies that have been used by high performing schools
- Learn to engage all key players within general and special education in efforts to improve the performance of ALL students.
- Learn to engage parents to support initiatives aimed at raising standards and performance for their children.
- School Performance — How to Meet AYP and Achieve Long-term Success
- Strategies for High School Students with Disabilities in the General Education Curriculum
- Closing the Achievement Gap — A Practical Handbook for Teachers
- Reaching the Hardest-to-Involve Parents: Powerful Partnerships Under NCLB