Academic Intervention Services
The Ray School offers a variety of academic intervention services, all of which are part of the school’s Tier 2 instruction. Tier 2 programs supplement Tier 1 core instruction, which takes place in the classroom. Students who qualify for Tier 2 intervention receive additional one-on-one or small group sessions in reading, math, or writing. The instruction provided is explicit and based on individual needs as identified by diagnostic assessments. The goal of all academic intervention services is to prepare students to access grade-level curriculum.
Academic Support Program (ASP): Grades 2-5
The Academic Support Program is a Tier 2 intervention for students who qualify for supplemental instruction. ASP provides eligible students individual or small-group intervention services in reading, writing, and/or math. Students in Grades 2-5 are referred to ASP by classroom teachers or parents. Standards-based assessments are used to screen students and determine eligibility for the program.
The Ray School’s ASP interventionists are all certified teachers with elementary classroom experience. They collaborate with the school’s math and literacy coordinators to interpret assessment results, create individualized academic goals, and implement effective instructional strategies. The aim is to strengthen students’ foundational skills and promote greater classroom success. Sessions are scheduled two to three times a week, for 30 to 45 minutes each, and usually take place in the ASP center.