Assessing Your Intervention Program

Many elementary, middle and high schools implemented intervention programs or student support opportunities within their master schedule for school year 2021-2022. Decisions were based on identified needs of students, available staff, and contractual language regarding the teachers’ workday. Many of these programs operate effectively; however, it may be time to assess the effectiveness of the…

What are the Steps in Building a Contemporary High School Master Schedule?

Master schedules are road maps for delivering curriculum opportunities for students in grades 9-12. The following twenty-one steps provide specific directions for providing an efficient and equitable master schedule to guide staff and students. Ultimately, the final product is a mechanism for students to receive courses requested to reflect their unique needs, interests, skill levels…

Building Middle School Master Schedules

The following steps are offered to begin to think about middle school schedules.  A schedule is needed for teachers and students to achieve standards and instructional objectives. STEP 1: Connect with the mission/vision statement of the school or district Review wording of current statement; update where appropriate. Be certain the mission/vision statement reflects the physical,…

Building a K-5 Master Schedule Including an Intervention Period

In ever increasing numbers, K-5 schools are implementing an intervention period as a significant portion of the school day.  During a defined time each day, classroom teachers and available resource personnel provide remediation, enrichment, and acceleration opportunities to students. Features of an Intervention Period Students may receive remediation, enrichment, or acceleration in a specific content…