Presentation on theme: "Mentoring in Ohio for Reading Excellence For 1 st – 4 th grade students with disabilities 30 mins. of instruction daily, 4 days/week One-on-one instruction."— Presentation transcript:
Mentoring in Ohio for Reading Excellence
For 1 st – 4 th grade students with disabilities 30 mins. of instruction daily, 4 days/week One-on-one instruction Using progress monitoring
76 students 10 4 th graders 24 3 rd graders 27 2 nd graders 15 1 st graders 28 of 76 on IEPs 48 “At Risk” at the start of the year 50 tutors
E FFECTIVE AFFORDABLE REPLICABLE SUSTAINING
Schools and communities become partners Uses middle/high school students Gives community service hours Uses college students Fulfilling course requirements Even the D.A.R.E. officer tutors
Significant progress in reading fluency Substantial gains in less than 6 months Reduces achievement gap between students with and without disabilities Provides data for intervention teams for IAT, MFE, IEP processes
60% of 4 th graders passed Ohio Achievement Assessment Avg 1 st grader reading level went up 5 levels Avg 2 nd grader reading level went up 6 levels Avg 3 rd grader reading level went up 4 levels Avg 4 th grader reading level went up 4 levels
Of 24 3 rd graders, 10 passed their O.A.A. Average student increased cold/warm/hot reads by 26 words/min.
$1.00 per hour of mentoring Low license cost of $59.95 per year for 16 students Uses volunteers
Works in individual classrooms or building-wide Uses materials already in schools Uses school aides or student tutors
Bridges the gap from June to August Offers summer tutoring BGSU testing center gathers and assesses data Parents tutor their own kids Mother tutoring daughter
60% of 4 th graders passed their O.A.A. 42% of 3 rd graders passed their O.A.A. 5 2 nd graders passed their O.A.A.
57/58 students increased their words per/min. by mid-year 12 students increased 3-9 wpm 21 increased wpm 18 increased wpm 6 increased wpm
Reinforces connection between school and home Parents of “At Risk” students given summer tutoring packets Currently 5 families tutoring at home
“I really enjoy Project MORE because I get to work with the same students every week and look forward to coming and seeing how much they improve” ~ Vanessa “I think that Project MORE is an excellent program for all children. It encourages all children to want to read more and to be organized...” ~Kerlyne
“Today my student told me that the box on the desk was magic and that’s why he asked a lot of smart questions.” ~Diana “I believe more schools should have a program like this. There is nothing better than having fun while learning.” ~Jessica
Low overhead cost, low reading scores lost… Tutors who share both patience and care… Students who learn how to read and succeed… Uses tools already in schools… Students gain skills to last for years… Proves Project M.O.R.E… IS ALL E.A.R.S!
Created by: KoAnn Rutter, Project M.O.R.E. coordinator, Elmwood Local Schools