All students are provided with curriculum that is aligned with the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks (including the Common Core), and instruction is provided by highly qualified, licensed teachers. Data from common assessments and universal screenings assist teachers in identifying students who may require specific accommodations, and/or additional support services to be successful. General education interventions are provided for any student who is presenting with academic and/or social-behavioral concerns, and their progress is monitored on a regular basis during the interventions.
Our elementary schools have Student Support Teams who meet regularly to determine appropriate strategies for struggling students based on a tiered approach. General education support may include access to Counseling services, Title I, Reading and Math Assistance, and English Language Education. The provision of support services continues until the student is making effective progress. If at any time a disability is suspected, the student will be referred for a special education evaluation; however, the general education interventions should continue, since this progress monitoring data becomes part of the evaluation process.