Multi‐Tiered Support System Courses

  • Math Lab (6th Grade – 04049606; 7th Grade – 04049716; 8th Grade -04049806)


    Length: 
    Year

    Format:
    Up to 6x a Cycle - Based on Student Need

    Description: Through data analysis this course will remediate and reinforce basic and/or grade-level computation skills, math reasoning, and problem-solving skills for identified students who have an identified need within the area of mathematics. This course will be providing students with small group direct instruction applicable to the given mathematics curriculum. The course uses a diagnostic and prescriptive approach to address individual student needs. This course supplements the general education math courses.

     

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  • Math for Understanding (6th Grade – 04040620; 7th Grade – 04040720; 8th Grade -04040820)


    Length: 
    Year

    Format:
     Up to 4x a Cycle - Based on Student Need

    Description: The Math for Understanding course is offered to all students by recommendation only based on individual student data. This course will focus on the common core standards and necessary skills in order to be successful rather than problem solving, and literacy abilities needed to solve the problems. At the beginning of the year, students will be given an assessment to find out what standards and skills from previous grade levels, they are not proficient in. Students will work on those standards and skills first before moving onto the current grade levels’ standards and skills. Everything in this course will be standards based, focusing on learning the skills.

     

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  • Math Preview/Review (6th Grade – 04049602(4); 7th Grade – 04049702(4); 8th Grade -04049802(4)


    Length: 
    Year

    Format:
     Up to 4x a Cycle - Based on Student Need

    Description: The Math Preview/Review course is offered to all students by recommendation only based on individual student data. This course is considered a general education math intervention. Students are enrolled in this course, in addition to their regular mathematics classes up to two times per cycle. The purpose of this class is to assist students in overcoming academic gaps in mathematics, in addition providing students with pre-teaching and review opportunities in conjunction with the mathematics instruction offered in their math class. The preview review and grade level classes focus on the grade level standards with the problem solving and literacy aspects weaved through the problems.

     

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  • Reading For Understanding (6th Grade ‐ 04019629; 7th Grade – 04019729; 8th Grade ‐ 04019829)


    Length:  Year

    Format:  Every Other Day

    Description:  This course will address strategic reading skills for students who struggle in the area of comprehension.  Strategies and skills which will enhance the reading of fiction and non-fiction text will be taught and can be applied across the curriculum.  Students who take Reading For Understanding do not take a world language course.

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  • Writing Lab (6th Grade – 04149632(4); 7th Grade – 04149732(4); 8th Grade – 04149832(4)


    Length:
    Year

    Format: Up to 4x a cycle-Based on Student Need

    Description: Through data analysis this course will be offered to identified students who have an identified need within the area of written expression. The goals of this course are to provide small group activities, direct instruction, and guided practice in overall development, organization, content, sentence structure, word choice, and mechanics through a given writing curriculum. Students are assessed and progress monitored using the RTSD Writing Rubric, PSSA Writing Rubric, AIMSWEB probes, Text Dependent Analysis, and Teacher-made assessments. Depending upon students’ needs and schedule.

     

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  • Writing Essentials (6th Grade – 04010632(4); 7th Grade – 04010732(4); 8th Grade – 04010832(4)


    Length
    : Year

    Format: Up to 4x a Cycle-Based on Student Need

    Description: Through data analysis this course will be offered to students who are struggling with their writing composition skills. The modes of writing are identified by the Pennsylvania Academic Standards (narrative, informational and persuasive), and are utilized within the curriculum as students write for a variety of purposes. In this course, students will be reinforced in their knowledge of the five characteristics of effective writing (focus, content, organization, style, and conventions). Techniques such as writing with a clear focus and controlled organization will be reinforced in this course. The goals of this course are to provide small group activities, direct instruction, and guided practice in overall development, organization, content, sentence structure, word choice, and mechanics. Students are assessed using the RTSD Writing Rubric, PSSA Writing Rubric, Text Dependent Analysis, and Teacher-made assessments.

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  • Executive Functioning Lab (6th Grade- 04149962(4)(6); 7th Grade- 04149972(4)(6); 8th Grade- 04149982(4)(6)


    Length:
    Year

    Format: Up to 6x a Cycle- Based on Student Need

    Description: Through data analysis this intensive course will be offered to identified students who have a need in one or more of the following areas; materials management, coping strategies, time management and planning, study strategies, goal setting, decision making and learning strategies. This course will provide lessons and guided practice time to reinforce generalizing these skills into the general education setting. Placement in this class will be determined by a student’s IEP and/or teacher recommendation. Specific, direct instruction will be driven by the student’s IEP, goals, and identified social-emotional needs (varies individually).

     

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  • Academic Support Center (6th Grade – 0406202A; 7th Grade – 0407202A; 8th Grade - 0408202A)


    Length: Year

    Format: Up to 2x a Cycle-Based on Student Need

    Description: This course is designed to assist students for whom organization and/or study skills are areas in need of reinforcement. Students will be prompted, encouraged and given time and assistance to plan, organize, and complete their work across the content areas. Depending upon students’ needs and schedule, eighth (8th) grade students may take this course every other day during an elective period.

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  • Life Strategies (6th Grade- 04149902(4)(6)(8); 7th Grade- 04149912(4)(6)(8); 8th Grade 04149922(4)(6)(8)


    Length: Year

    Format: Available Daily; Based on Student Need

    Description: The central focus of this course provides those students with IEPs assistance with some of the following (major) areas of difficulty: coping strategies, relaxation techniques, anxiety concerns, anger management, organizational issues, and relationships. Students will receive direct instruction in character education, emotional intelligence, decision making, anger management, peer/adult relationships, conflict resolution, and problem solving. Students will also receive assistance in the areas of dealing with authority, building self-esteem, determining cause-effect relationships, and interacting appropriately with adults and peers. Students meet individually or in groups from one (1) to eight (8) cycle days. Placement in this class will be determined by a student’s IEP and/or teacher recommendation. Specific, direct instruction will be driven by the student’s IEP, goals, and identified social-emotional needs (varies individually).

     

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  • EL (English Learners) (6th Grade – 04010618; 7th Grade – 04010718; 8th Grade - 4010818)


    Length:  Year

    Format:  Meets Daily

    Description:  English for English Learners (EL) at Radnor Middle School is open to students whose primary language is not English and who meet specific screening criteria.  It is a place to explore the language of the American middle school as well as a place to improve fluency in English.  Students from many different language groups meet each day to improve their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in English.  Since students spend most of their day in content area classes where only English is spoken, these classes also serve as a place of support in helping students acquire learning strategies that transfer to other academic disciplines and assist them in interacting socially.  The students will be administered the State-mandated ACCESS for ELs® test, which measures students’ progress in the course and serves as part of the criteria for exiting the EL program.

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