Intensive Remediation Program
CCDE has created an instructional remediation program, called Intensive Remediation. This program emphasizes academic remediation and is set up for students who fall at least two grade levels below in reading and mathematics. Students in this program receive extended class periods daily for each of the core subjects. This is a structured environment where students are given the appropriate academic and behavioral supports that help make them successful in the classroom.
Along side reading and mathematics, students receive science, social studies, art, physical education, and an academic preparation class where they have the opportunity to work on homework and other class assignments. Many students also attend a small social group one time per week to strengthen peer communication and interaction skills.
Direct, dynamic, and interactive instruction and curriculums are used in this program. Combining direct instruction and Precision Teaching increases the probability of skill acquisition and fluency. Direct instruction provides the systematic scope and sequence of instruction, while PT promotes mastery through fluency building. Reading Mastery (McGraw-Hill) is used for reading. CCDE staff have developed their own math curriculum for this program.
Benefits to students include the following:
- Increased academic achievement
- Increased student independence
- Expansion of vocational education and opportunities
- Improved behavior management
- Improved social skills