FAST aligns with the Georgia Tiered System of Support, preventative framework to improve student learning and academic performance. Through evidence based screenings, progress monitoring, research based interventions and data based decision making, FAST has created a preventative educational system for all students.
Intervention is designed to serve students in grades K – 8 who are at risk of not reaching or maintaining academic grade level, as defined in the state guidelines. The purpose of Intervention is to help students reach grade level performance in the shortest possible time.
Students may qualify in reading and/or in mathematics. The program design is developed in coordination with regular instruction and other educational programs. Parents are notified of identification through a letter and development and evaluation of the program involves a team of teachers, administrators, and parents.
State-approved delivery models are being utilized at FAST. These may include the following models – push-in, pull-out, consultation, and/or 1-on-1 or small group instruction. Typically, sessions are about 20 minutes and target specific skills that the student(s) practicing in order to master. Depending on the individual needs of the student, the Intervention teacher will work with the classroom teachers to reinforce or re-teach a concept. Students are given time to practice and master these skills before moving to the next skill or level. Generally, small groups range from 2-4 students, but are never more than 6-8 depending on the grade level.
For more information, please contact our Academic Interventionists.
Laura Brown, Interventionist K-8