Thurgood Marshall staff members work in small groups to prepare students for their upcoming M-STEP, and I-Ready diagnostic. Our small group instruction follows the whole group lesson to reteach specific skills and the group sizes are about 4 to 6 students.
Small group instruction builds confidence for students who would not often participate in the whole group. The instruction also allows teachers additional time to reteach and give more practice to students who may need extra time to master the skill. The small groups give students the opportunity to collaborate and work toward a goal.
In our building, the Academic Interventionists, Master teachers, ESE Resource teachers, and the Homeroom teachers work with groups of 4 to 5 students daily to help students to prepare for the assessments.
Students in grades 3-8 will be required to take the M-STEP Math and ELA tests but students in grades 5 & 8 will be also be required to take the M-STEP Science and Social Studies.
Students in grades K-8 will be required to take the I-Ready diagnostic in Math and Reading.
With the small group interventions, we believe that Thurgood will continue to rise.
Here are some pictures of the small group instruction.