The 98c Learning Loss funds will be used to address learning loss among students of Columbia School District, including low-income students, children with disabilities, English learners, racial and ethnic minorities, students experiencing homelessness, and children and youth in foster care by:
Administering high-quality, reliable assessments that can assess student academic progress and assist educators in meeting student needs, including by differentiating instruction.
Students at Columbia Elementary School and Columbia Upper Elementary School will be assessed on the iReady assessments for mathematics and reading in the fall, winter and spring. Students will grow from fall to winter, and winter to spring based upon the interventions that have been implemented and provided.
Targeted assistance by the reading interventionist will be provided to students in grades K - 6, through Reading Recovery, Buddies program, and reading intervention. In addition, students will participate in the iReady supplemental reading program.
Targeted assistance will be provided to students in grades 3 - 6 by the mathematics interventionist. In addition, students will participate in the iReady supplemental mathematics program.
Students at Columbia Central High School and Options High School will be assessed on the NWEA assessments for mathematics, reading, and science in the fall, winter and spring. Students will grow from fall to winter, and winter to spring based upon the interventions that have been implemented and provided.
Targeted assistance by the mathematics interventionist will be provided to students in grades 7 - 12, through small group instruction, individual assistance and after school tutoring.
Targeted instruction will be provided to students in reading in grades 7 - 12 through individual tutoring and after school small group programs.
Targeted assistance will be provided to students in grades 7 - 12 in science through after school tutoring.
Implementing evidence-based activities to meet the comprehensive needs of students.
Students at the Columbia School District will be provided with support and targeted assistance through:
After school tutoring
Reading and math small group intervention
Supplemental instruction through the iReady program
Providing information and assistance to parents and families on ways to support students.
This partnership with parents will include a mental health focus.
The elementaries will hold parent information outreach programs
Tracking student performance and engagement in distance learning.
This part of the program will be focused on our distance learning at Options
Distance learning is also used during the high school summer school credit recovery program.
Mental health will be addressed through various programs, including TRAILS, Sources of Strength and Move this World. In addition, we will partner with Girls on the Move, Rachel’s Challenge, and Kiwanis. Mental health will be addressed through the counselors and school nurses.