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Academic Assistance Programs



Academic Assistance Programs strive to support students in the achievement of standards.  These programs deliver services in a variety of forms.  In general, they seek to provide additional or extended learning opportunities, individualized support, and alternative instructional strategies.  They are guided by the following principles:

  •  Individualized programming based on students’ needs
  •  A modular approach to lesson design
  •  High integration of technology
  •  Periodic PSSA-like assessments
  •  Regular student conferencing
  •  Varied methods of instruction
  •  Formalized reporting to parents
  •  Vertical articulation
  •  Performance data as indicators of standards mastery
  •  Longitudinal data collection
  •  Dynamic programming
  •  Parallel structure for instruction


Other forms of academic support not detailed on the following pages include routine after-school help from teachers, Child Study teams, mentoring, peer tutoring, RTM Summer School program, and Challenge Team mentoring (Penncrest).