Blueprint for Maryland's Future
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR READING & MATH
In order to ensure that all students are prepared for college, career, and community, AACPS works to provide additional support to students in literacy and mathematics. AACPS leveraged ESSER grant funds to address learning loss by securing access to i-Ready for all students in Grades K-8. This computer-adaptive tool provides both a math and reading diagnostic and personalized lesson pathways. i-Ready's online K - 8 lessons provide tailored instruction that meets students where they are in their learning journey and encourages them along the journey of developing new reading and math skills. Visit our AACPS i-Ready website for additional information. In addition to i-Ready, AACPS also provides supports through:
- Differentiated literacy programs that address the individual needs of students that follow the approaches grounded in the Science of Reading. Using DIBELS data, primary grade students follow either the Fountas and Pinnell Phonics, Spelling and Word Study Program or the Wilsons Fundations Program.
- Creating lifelong readers by leveraging the results of the F&P Assessment system to progress monitor elementary student progression in literacy and using the Study Sync Curriculum to build a love of reading and literacy in our middle school students. District funds are used to create diverse classroom libraries and we use Title I funds are used to enhance these classroom collections. All students in Title I funded schools receive summer reading materials to help build their own love of reading and ready access to reading material in their homes.
- Helping students build a conceptual understanding of mathematics that engages them through the Concrete Representational Abstract (CRA) model (K-12). Through this instruction, centered on physical and virtual manipulatives, students learn the why behind mathematics rather than just a formula to solve problems. Through the application of mathematics in STEM instruction and co-curriculars, students build a love of mathematics grounded in a deep understanding of their real-world connections.