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Intervention Programs

We offer a variety of intervention programs tailored to each students different learning modality.  The program occur during school hours and after school for reinforcement.  Students are identified through pre-assessments at the beginning of the school year and through standardized state testing, CAASPP.  
Intervention programs:
  • English Language Arts
  • Spanish Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • English Language Development
  • After school ALEKS math intervention
  • After school iReady reading intervention
  • After school homework tutoring
Reading Intervention
The Reading Intervention Team at McKinley proudly works with more than 100 students to teach them to become better readers. We use Fountas & Pinnell’s Leveled Literacy Intervention which is a research based program proven to help struggling readers. We have graduated 48 students from our program who gained the reading skills necessary to be at grade level. We look forward to another successful year!
Math Intervention
This will be year 1 for math intervention at McKinley School. The program will utilize the intervention piece from the My Math adoption entitled Number World. It is a highly engaging, teacher- led program that was built upon rigorous common core state standards. It will be a "pull out*" program of approximately 6 students in a group. Students who will participate in this intervention program have been selected based upon the 2015/16 math report card grades as well as teacher recommendation. The program will consist of an initial diagnostic assessment which will determine which math group each student will participate in during intervention.
This program is designed to help struggling math learners in response to intervention tiers 2 and 3 achieve math success and bring them up to grade level by targeting the most important standards. We will meet for 30 minute sessions daily, utilizing manipulatives, building blocks which is the online component, and the student workbook which includes developmental activities to help students acquire higher- order thinking skills as well as practice basic skills.
Nina DeLuccia an elementary teacher and an employee of the San Gabriel Unified School District for the last eighteen years, will be teaching the McKinley Math Intervention Program. 
* pull-out: teaching strategy which involves releasing students from their classroom to provide them additional
After School Interventions
Many students have an opportunity to  participate in our iReady/ALEKS adaptive learning program to receive additional support in the area of English Language Arts and mathematics.  These programs take place after school from 2:30pm-4:00pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. An after school snack is provided and the programs are completely FREE.   
iReady/ALEKS are not homework sessions but an opportunity for students to strengthen their foundational math/English skills through a computer adaptive web-based program.
The iReady program is a supplemental program that will provide the students with intervention in the area of reading.  It is a web-based adaptive program that will pin-point a student’s area of need and help them improve in those areas. 
The ALEKS program is a supplemental program that will provide the students with, “A Web-based, artificially intelligent assessment and learning system. ALEKS uses adaptive questioning to quickly and accurately determine exactly what a student knows and doesn't know in a course. ALEKS then instructs the student on the topics she is most ready to learn. As a student works through a course, ALEKS periodically reassesses the student to ensure that topics learned are also retained. ALEKS courses are very complete in their topic coverage and ALEKS avoids multiple-choice questions. A student who shows a high level of mastery of an ALEKS course will be successful in the actual course he or she is taking”.