Interventions/Progress Monitoring

Colorado Academic Standards

Click here to view the Colorado Standards for any subject area and grade level (K-12).

Multi Tiered Systems of Support

Response to Intervention is an approach that promotes a well-integrated system connecting general, compensatory, gifted, and special education in providing high quality, standards-based instruction and intervention that is matched to students' academic, social-emotional, and behavioral needs to improve educational outcomes for all students.

~ Colorado Department of Education

The Arrowwood RtI Team meets regularly to collaborate about student needs, interventions, and progress.

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Developmental Reading Assessment - DRA 2

The Developmental Reading Assessment provides teachers with a method for assessing and documenting students' development as readers over time. Its purpose is to identify students' reading level, defined as a text on which students meet specific criteria in terms of accuracy, fluency, and comprehension. Additional purposes include identifying students' independent reading strengths and weaknesses, planning for instruction, monitoring reading growth, and providing information to teachers, schools, and parents regarding reading achievement. The assessments are conducted during one-on-one reading conferences as children read specially selected assessment texts. A set of leveled texts, which increase in difficulty, are used for the assessment. The DRA evaluates the major aspects of reading that are critical to independence as a reader. The major aspects of reading are; phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary. The reading level expectations for the end-of-year for each grade level are as follows:

Kindergarten = Independent Level 4

1st Grade = Independent Level 16

2nd Grade = Independent Level 28

3rd Grade = Independent Level 38

4th Grade = Independent Level 40

5th Grade = Independent Level 50

6th Grade = Independent Level 60

iReady Reading and Math Online Assessment

iReady is a computer adaptive assessment that pinpoints students' strengths and next steps. Each student at Arrowwood takes a beginning of the year diagnostic, middle of the year diagnostic, and end of the year diagnostic. This allows for teachers to see who is responding to instruction and who needs something different.

  1. Diagnostic - Assess all students three times per year for universal screening (early identification), general education progress monitoring, and annual yearly progress accountability.
  2. Growth Monitor - Monitor at-risk students intermittently and evaluate the effectiveness of instructional changes.

For additional information about iReady, please visit the iReady site.

iReady Reading and Math Online Instruction

This is an individualized online tool that provides tailored instruction to meet students where they are in their learning progression. This tool targets specific skills which students are struggling most in.

Cognitive Abilities Test - CogAT

The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT®) measures students' learned reasoning abilities in the three areas most linked to academic success in school: Verbal, Quantitative and Nonverbal. While CogAT is well-suited to help educators make important student placement decisions, such as selecting students for Gifted and Talented programs, exclusive features such as the Ability Profile Score can be used to expand the educational opportunities of all students. The CogAT test is offered to all students in the fall by parental choice or teacher referal. All third grade students are tested as a benchmark assessment. The results of this test are used to make instructional decisions and to determine if particular students are potential candidates for the district Discovery program which provides gifted and talented programming.

Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS)

This is the state's common assessment of student progress measured in late spring. Third through sixth grade students at AWE take the english language arts and math sections for CMAS. Our fifth grade students take Science in addition to these other two assessments. Social studies is measured periodically as well.

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Reading Recovery

Reading Recovery® is a short-term tutoring intervention intended to serve the lowest-achieving (bottom 20%) first-grade students. The goals of Reading Recovery® are to promote literacy skills, reduce the number of first-grade students who are struggling to read, and prevent long-term reading difficulties. Reading Recovery®supplements classroom teaching with one-to-one tutoring sessions, generally conducted as pull-out sessions during the school day. Tutoring, which is conducted by trained Reading Recovery® teachers, takes place daily for 30 minutes over 12-20 weeks.

IXL Mathematics

Practice makes perfect, and IXL makes math practice fun! IXL allows teachers and parents to monitor the progress of their students and motivate them through interactive games and practice questions. Widely recognized as the Web's most comprehensive math site, IXL offers a dynamic and enjoyable environment for children to practice math. Students who use IXL are succeeding like never before.

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