HOW ARE STUDENTS CHOSEN FOR asi?
Students who score just below the proficiency level are chosen for ASI. Placement decisions in the program are based on a review of students' scores on various reading tests, namely the MEAP, MAP and EXPLORE reading assessments. Students who score significantly below the proficient level (about 2 years or more) are placed in a different reading intervention that occurs during the traditional school day. Our expectation is that we will be able to quickly advance the morning students to the proficiency target and exit them from the program. This allows us to cycle through new students throughout the year. Students with significant reading difficulties are scheduled during the traditional school day, as they need different instructional approaches over a longer period of time.
WHY would students who earn good grades in English class be chosen for asi?
Sometimes classroom grades and standardized assessments measure different things. Students in ASI are chosen based on their MEAP, MAP and EXPLORE reading assessment scores. These reading tests measure basic reading skills. Students who struggle on these tests are likely experiencing some deficiencies in basic reading skills and knowledge that are not measured in their English courses.
WHO SHOULD I CONTACT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT TRANSPORTATION?
Please contact the LCS transportation department at (810) 667-2433.
WHAT DO STUDENTS NEED TO BRING TO asi?
Students simply need to bring a writing utensil and something to read. Students will be given time to visit our school and classroom libraries, but students are also welcome to read books from home.
ARE STUDENTS ALLOWED TO READ MATERIALS ON THEIR electronic devices?
Students are welcome to read on their phones or tablets, but if they choose to engage in activities that were not assigned by their instructors, they will lose the privilege for a set period of time. This period of time will be set by the instructor and student.
WILL STUDENTS BE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE HOMEWORK?
Students will not be assigned homework, but they are always encouraged to read, read, read! One of the best ways to become a better reader is for students to practice the reading strategies that they learn by engaging in independent reading. The best way to encourage students to read at home is to promote it in a positive way. Avoid putting too much pressure or utilizing punishment, as we do not want students to associate reading with feeling miserable. If students are motivated to review and practice skills which are specific to their individual needs, they can visit one of the many extra practice links found on the ASI home page.