Reading Sufficiency Act (RSA)
What is RSA and how does it affect my student?
Oklahoma State Legislators created a law stating that a third grade student cannot be automatically promoted to the fourth grade if he or she scores Unsatisfactory of Limited Knowledge on the reading comprehension and vocabulary portion of Oklahoma School Testing Program (OSTP) unless they are exempt for “Good Cause” or they are probationary promoted. A Student Reading Proficiency Team (SRPT) made up of the parents/guardian, classroom teacher, future reading teacher and a reading specialist will determine whether the student is exempt or promoted.
What is Jenks Public Schools doing about RSA?
Jenks Public Schools is providing the best quality instruction with highly qualified teachers for your student. Children that are enrolled in one of our elementary schools are monitored closely for reading difficulties so that extra attention and instruction can be given to students that are struggling. All students are given the STAR Reading Assessment to determine a reading level and provide a benchmark for the student. This assessment enables the teacher to assist each student choose appropriate level reading material and determine the best course of instruction.
What is an Academic Progress Plan (APP)?
Elementary students that are below grade level in reading are given an Academic Progress Plan (APP). This individual instruction plan provides information to the parents on how they can assist at home. The teacher also gives the student additional instruction and practice time each day so that the student may reach grade level reading proficiency.
How can I help as a parent?
Practice makes perfect! Providing a quiet place and time when your student can read is the most helpful. Reading with or to a student shows how reading should sound and creates a joy of reading. Making sure your student has books at their level is also important. If you do not have “just right’ level books at your home, encourage your student to bring books from school or visit the local Tulsa County Library. The teacher or school librarian can help with this.
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