Since March 2020, educators across the United States have voiced concerned in anticipated learning gaps as students were confined to their homes during the health pandemic. Although a majority of Blessed Sacrament Catholic School students have returned to in person instruction, teachers remain concerned in ensuring students are preforming at or above grade level in the core subjects of religion, reading, writing, math, science, and social studies.
Throughout the year, the school has utilized federal monies to contract classroom tutors and online programs that help target learning gaps in the areas of reading and mathematics. These additional intervention programs have been offered to students based on their Winter NWEA Map Growth performance.
As we enter the final stretch of our 2020/2021 academic year, we will be offering this intervention program to all students regardless of Map Growth performance. Instructional schedules in Pre-Kindergarten 4 through Fifth Grade will incorporate time for a Bulldog Learning Lab where students can utilize intervention programs. At the middle school level, programs will be integrated into their block scheduling.
We look forward to seeing the impact of these intervention programs on the overall academic performance of our students.