Our Goal: To provide high quality education to ALL students and foster growth on each axis by providing the support necessary for students to succeed and develop intellectual, social, emotional, and physical health.
Educational Program Design
i.) Careful content analysis that promotes generalization (teaching the "big ideas" of instruction); ii.) Clear communication (the "wording of instruction" as well as how instruction is sequenced and examples are introduced); iii.) Clear instructional formats (specifies what teacher does/says and what responses students should produce); iv.) Sequencing of skills (prerequisites are taught before a strategy is taught; easy skills are taught before more difficult skills; strategies/information likely to be confused are separated; instances consistent with a rule are taught before exceptions); and v.)Track organization (activity sequences are targeted that teach skills over multiple lessons to ensure firm responding).¹
¹ Fovel, J. Tyler, and Meghan Fovel Danielski. The New ABA Program Companion: What's next for Your ABA Program? DRL Books, 2013.
Teacher-Student Interactions Include: i.) Active student participation (increasing opportunities for students to respond and receive feedback); ii.) Discussion (increasing student engagement and listening skills); iii.) Expository writing (strengthening organization skills to improve clarity); iv.) Creative writing (supporting personal expression and abstract thinking); v.) Supportive technology & media (promoting engagement and addressing different learning styles); (f) Assessment preparation & evaluation (reinforcing study skills and providing timely feedback about the task and the processing of the task); (g) Motivation (enhancing motivation through team-building and “icebreaker” activities).
Rise Academic Protocol
RISE Testing Protocol
Test will be delivered/retrieved by teachers only. No student will have assessments in hallways.
Test date and time will be pre-scheduled with approval by RISE teacher and content teacher.
Testing times will be determined by content teacher and enforced by RISE teacher. Allotted time can be indicated on top of test.
All testing will take place in the RISE conference room.
Use of calculator will be determined by content teacher and enforced by RISE teacher. Use of calculator can be indicated on top of test.
Tests will be returned to content teacher in a timely fashion.
Students will sign in when they enter the RISE classroom.
No cell phones or laptops are allowed in the conference room during testing time.
During testing, student is observed by RISE teacher.
In the case that the student has questions, the RISE teacher will attempt to call the content teacher. If they are unable to be reached, questions will be indicated on test and the rest of the assessment will be completed.
RISE Administrative Tasks
Create & share “to-do” list & weekly planner
Make absent list
Daily email to teachers RE: student attendance
Track data as needed (based on SEAT¹)
Update “to-do” list and weekly planner
Weekly progress report
Transition outcomes form (1 week post transition)
Teacher feedback form (2 weeks post transition)
Term email to all students
Term report/check-in with teachers
Term reports - Guidance
¹ Fovel, J. Tyler. The Structured Ecological Assessment Tool. Different Roads, 2016.