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Comprehensive Needs Assessment

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Title One Funding Has Purchased:

· · · · · · · · · · Listening Centers (K-5) Read Naturally Fluency Program Discover Intensive Phonics Sight Words on the Run Reading Mastery Program­ intervention material Soar to Success--Tier 2 Reading Materials Leveled Library Materials Test Prep Materials Literacy Night Supplies Additional Houghton Mifflin reading materials

TITLE ONE SCHOOL-WIDE ORO GRANDE ELEMENTARY

Dynamic Indicator of Basic Early Literacy Skills (K-5) Kindergarten Screening High Frequency Words Quick Phonics Screener (K-5) STAR (1-5) Galileo Benchmarks (K-5) Terra Nova (2) AIMS/Terra Nova DPA (3-5) AZELLA- Arizona English Language Learner Assessment

Students are tested on DIBELS three times a year. Results are sent home along with suggestions for parents. Kindergarteners are screened on a teacher created screening before being placed on a class list so that students are more evenly dispersed in classrooms. Students in grades 1-3 are tested each quarter on High Frequency Words to determine their progress. Parents are given a list of words to review at home. The Quick Phonics Screener is administered to Strategic and Intensive students at the beginning of the year and the end to see overall progress on blending word patterns and multi -syllable words. Results are discussed at the first Parent/Teacher Conference.

R esearch-Based Reading Strategies O pportunities for All to Learn A ccelerated Academics D IBELS Measurement R esponsibility U nlimited Opportunities N uturing Staff E ffective Instruction R espect for All S tandards-Driven Instruction

Oro Grande is a Title One School and receives Federal funding based on our poverty count (free and reduced lunch count). This funding is for supplemental assistance to help our school succeed.

Lake Havasu Unified School District #1

Oro Grande's entire Title One Plan is available in the front office for you to review.

Mission Statement

Oro Grande Elementary School is a team of committed, experienced, professional educators dedicated to helping children reach their potential by setting high standards, maintaining timeon-task, and motivating students to strive for quality work. We emphasize the basics: reading, writing, and arithmetic. We provide a structured, safe, and orderly environment where students accept the consequences for their choices and show respect for others.

ORO GRANDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

1250 Pawnee Drive Lake Havasu City, AZ 86406 Phone: 928-505-6080 Fax: 928-505-6099 E-mail: [email protected] http://www.havasu.k12.az.us/orogrande/ index.htm

Students take the STAR test each quarter to determine their independent reading ranges. In April, students take the Terra Nova and AIMS assessments. Results are given to parents at the beginning of the next school year.

School-wide Reform Strategies...

Reading Intervention: Students are instructed in reading for more than 90 minutes each day in a researchbased core reading program. They are taught in whole group and small groups. Students not reaching benchmark goals are also given an additional 30 minutes of small group instruction each day in the classroom setting. The most intensive students are given another 30 minutes of instruction outside the classroom setting daily. Afterschool, two days a week, the strategic and intensive students are given the opportunity to receive an additional 90 minutes of reading assistance.

Grade Level Data Meetings: Grade Level Teams meet with the Intervention Specialist and the Academic Coach each quarter to discuss testing results on DIBELS and GALILEO (The district's assessment plan that determines each students' progress on the AZ State Standards). Strategies are discussed to improve instruction and meet the needs of individual students. Grade Level Team Planning: Classroom teachers meet weekly to plan instruction and discuss the academic progress students are making. Instruction is altered, and teachers maintain flexible learning groups to meet the individual needs of all students. Afterschool Tutoring Program: Parental Involvement: The PTA provides parent information nights to train parents on how they can support their child's education at home. Monthly newsletters are sent home providing parents with parenting tips. Three parents are members of the site-based council. Input is given into the Title One Schoolwide Plan and the School's 5 year plan for reform. A parent resource library is available in the front office. Parent resources are purchased from funding provided by the Parental Involvement Committee.

Special Events: Parents are encouraged be involved with their child's education through Book Fairs, Science Fairs, PTA nights, Open House, Grade Level Orientation Nights, Muffins with Mom, Donuts with Dad, and more...

English Language Learner Support: A trained bilingual instructional assistant works with English learning students daily in and out of the classroom setting. After school, three days a week, students are taught language and writing skills through the Language for Learners, a research-based program.

Students whose grades are below a C average are recommended for an after school tutoring program. Research-based instructional strategies are implemented in a small group setting. Students are given support on homework and any academic areas where they are struggling.

Highly Qualified Staff: Staff members are required to continue professional development to earn and maintain their highly qualified status. The school district provides quality professional development on Early Release Days . Teachers attend conferences and professionals are brought to the district to train teachers and keep them updated on research-based instruction. New teachers hired to teach in the district are provided with a highly qualified mentor teacher. They attend monthly meetings organized by the district's professional development coordinator.

Student Study Team: A group of educational professionals meet weekly to discuss strategies to implement for struggling students in and out of the school setting. All effective interventions are implemented before further testing is pursued. An Individual Education Plan may be written for a student or a 504 Plan may be written to implement modifications in the academic setting.

Community Outreach Programs: Community Programs support nonacademic areas to meet the needs of the whole child: OutReach Dental Program, Homeless Program, Mohave Mental Health, Parks and Recreation, Havasu for Youth, Cloth a Child Program, Interagency and more...

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