Extended Learning Classroom David’s Star Lutheran Church recognizes that the Lord has blessed the children in our school with a variety of learning abilities and styles. Some students' needs may not all be met in the regular classroom. Some children may need to be taught in a different way or may need more time and teaching in order to learn. David’s Star’s Extended Learning Classroom (ELC) operates in order to serve these children with differing learning abilities and styles that the Lord has placed in our care.
Assessments and Individual Academic Plans To determine if a student needs additional help, a teacher referral, parental permission form, classroom observation, and a series of tests may take place. These assessment tools may also be administered by the public school to determine a student's academic level and progress. Once it has been determined that a student needs extra help the Extended Learning teacher first works with the classroom teacher to keep the student in the regular classroom. If more help is needed, an academic plan is written and followed by the classroom teacher and the Extended Learning teacher. Parents are given ideas of what they can do at home to help their child have a successful school year.
At the beginning of the school year some students may be assessed to determine their areas of strengths and weaknesses and their learning style. This information helps the classroom teacher and the Extended Learning teacher determine placement for math and/or reading. Parents are contacted before any testing takes place.
Questions about testing or any other areas of concern should be directed to either your child's classroom teacher or Mrs. Loeffler.
Testing, interviews and observations take place at agreed upon times between parents, classroom teachers, and the Extended Learning teacher. Results are shared with parents and any further decisons are discussed in a timely manner.
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