- Meet the challenging high standards and content set by the state and local schools
- Succeed in the regular program
- Attain proficiency as measured by challenging state exams
- Improve achievement in basic and more advanced skills
Link to State Standards
PA State Academic Standards for English Language Arts Grades Pre K-5
List of Assessments and Their Purpose
Gates-MacGinitie Reading Test
The Gates-MacGinitie Reading Test is designed to assess student reading levels throughout the course of their education. Aligned with state and national reading standards (Common Core Standards), these exams were created to determine overall reading ability, specifically in the areas of decoding, phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, and comprehension.
The tests are user-friendly, and have long been considered one of the most favored and reliable among formal Reading Assessment exams. Normed against national standards, teachers are able to compare individual students and/or classes to groups of students at the same grade level across the United States. On a day-to-day, practical basis, the Gates-Macginitie Reading Tests allow educators to assess their students’ progress, form homogenous reading groups within a classroom, and keep parents informed as to their child’s short and long-term progress by providing objective, quantitative data.
Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS)
The Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) are a set of procedures and measures for assessing the acquisition of early literacy skills from kindergarten through sixth grade. They are designed to be short (one minute) fluency measures used to regularly monitor the development of early literacy and early reading skills.
Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA)
The annual Pennsylvania System School Assessment is a standards-based, criterion-referenced assessment which provides students, parents, educators and citizens with an understanding of student and school performance related to the attainment of proficiency of the academic standards.
How to Monitor Student Progress
Title I Parent Resource Center Order Form
Great Literacy Websites and Apps for Parents and Kids
How Parents Can Get Involved in Their Child's Education
Parent Advisory Committee
Attendance at Title Parent Meetings
Attending School Parent Teacher Conferences
Volunteering for Montour Elementary School based activities
Visit Montour Elementary School's Reading Resources Page
Helpful websites that will provide you with more resources or activities that can help your child grow as a reader.
Transition Plan and Schedule of Activities