Leveled Interventions: Leveled Interventions

 
 
 
Leveled Interventions
Teacher In Action
 
 
Teacher In Action
 
 
 
Assessment & Data

Leveled Interventions

While the majority of students are working on leveled online practice, I pull groups for leveled interventions. In these targeted small gropus, I give support to students practicing the same level so they can advance to the next level. We identify the skill at hand, work on some practice problems using white boards, and then spend time working on the online practice individually. Students have the opportunity to collaborate, supporting each other in figuring out the skill to pass the level.

Strategy Resources (3)
Student Data
 
 
The Skills Progress page in the Khan Academy coach dashboard allows teachers to see how all of their students have progressed through a certain skill. With this information, I can easily see which students have mastered the skill, which simply need more practice, and which need more support/re-teaching in order to master the skill.
Teacher Planning Resource
 
 
This page on Khan Academy's site shows how an instructor/coach can monitor student progress. It goes into detail about individual student progress as well as class progress with all students.
Student Data
 
 
The Skills Progress page in the Khan Academy coach dashboard allows teachers to see how all of their students have progressed through a certain skill. With this information, I can easily see which students have mastered the skill, which simply need more practice, and which need more support/re-teaching in order to master the skill.
Teacher Planning Resource
 
 
This page on Khan Academy's site shows how an instructor/coach can monitor student progress. It goes into detail about individual student progress as well as class progress with all students.
Stephen Pham
Rocketship Si Se Puede Academy
San Jose, CA


 

About this strategy

Prep Time:
Long
Subject:
Math
Grade:
Fifth grade
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