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RLES earns 86 on school report card

Red Level Elementary School earned an 86 on the school report card.

RLES guidance counselor Victoria Adams said that while the score is two points lower than last year, the teachers and administrators are still very proud of the progress made at the school and continues to make.

“To help maintain a B average, we have made several adjustments within the school,” she said. “For example, we implemented S.P.I.R.E last year, which is a multisensory reading intervention program that targets a school’s lowest performing students.”

Adams said the program leverages new technology to deliver powerful, teacher-led instruction.

“It is designed to build reading success through an intensive, structured and spiraling curriculum that incorporates phonemic awareness, phonics, spelling, vocabulary, comprehension and fluency,” she said.

Another key change RLES made was teacher reflection added into the RLES plan.

“The leadership team looks at all aspects of student performance and developed a plan that would better target student deficits, while also working with parents to foster the same learning skills outside school,” Adams said. “One of the most impactful adjustments has been working with small groups with an intentional focus on using activities to target specific skills in which students demonstrate weakness.”

Adams said the willingness of teachers to make these adjustments and focus on student achievement has been instrumental in helping students work toward grade-level performance.

“As always, Red Level Elementary School continues to strive for excellency while focusing on what is best for our students,” she said.