• ACADEMIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS – OVERVIEW

     

    Academic Assistance Programs strive to support students in the achievement of standards.  These programs deliver services in a variety of forms.  In general, they seek to provide additional or extended learning opportunities, individualized support, and alternative instructional strategies.  They are guided by the following principles:

    •  Individualized programming based on students’ needs
    •  A modular approach to lesson design
    •  High integration of technology
    •  Periodic PSSA-like assessments
    •  Regular student conferencing
    •  Varied methods of instruction
    •  Formalized reporting to parents
    •  Vertical articulation
    •  Performance data as indicators of standards mastery
    •  Longitudinal data collection
    •  Dynamic programming
    •  Parallel structure for instruction

      

    Other forms of academic support not detailed on the following pages include routine after-school help from teachers, Child Study teams, mentoring, peer tutoring, RTM Summer School program, and Challenge Team mentoring (Penncrest).