Reading Intervention

Supporting Students in Kindergarten through 4th Grade


  • AIMSweb assessments: Fall, winter, and spring for Kindergarten-4th grade students

  • MAP (Measures of Academic Progress): Given to 2nd-4th grade students

  • ISEL (Illinois Snapshots of Early Literacy): Given to qualified 1st grade students as an added assessment and/or instructional tool

  • BRI (Basic Reading Inventory) or IRI (Informal Reading Inventory): Given to qualified 2nd-4th grade students as an added assessment and/or instructional tool

  • Students qualify by falling below the established score on multiple reading assessments. Program explanation letters are sent out to qualifying students’ parents upon qualification. Since progress is monitored throughout the year, students can graduate by demonstrating adequate progress at any time.


  • Meet with students in small groups (2-5), 4-5 days a week (according to students’ needs)

  • Support the district reading curriculum and provide additional reading instruction for eligible students


  • Act as a resource and support for classroom teachers

  • Offer reading research and seminars for teachers

  • Attend parent/teacher conferences (fall and spring when requested)

  • Plan and facilitate collaboration days with teachers during the year


  • Program overview presented in the fall to parents of students involved with the reading program

  • Teachers communicate progress via progress reporting, phone, email, conferences, or meetings

  • Parents play an important role at home to assist completing reading activities

  • Parents are encouraged to use the public library for resources and summer programming