Monitor interventions and progress

Once the interventions are in place, it's important to monitor your child's progress to see if they are helping. 

How to keep track of your child's progress: 

  • Parent_Teacher_Meeting_Icon.jpg Ask the teacher how they are assessing your child from week to week. They should have a system in place to do this, and you should be seeing the results. 
  • Get the reports from the assessments and make sure you understand them.
  • Check in with the teacher every 2 weeks to ask about your child's progress. The curriculum-based assessments should tell you 
  • Keep in touch with teacher and your child. Ask regularly about progress.
  • Watch your child do their homework and ask about what they are learning. Stay involved!
  • Talk to your child about how the new teaching strategies are helping. (Make sure the interventions are happening! For example: "Are you working in your small reading group every day? How is that going?") 

What if the interventions are not helping?

  • Talk to their teacher. Ask them to adjust the intervention. There are many different things they can try. If one strategy is not working, they should try others.
  • If your child is not making progress in 2 months, ask for a special education evaluation.  You can do this while the interventions are going on. 
  • Don't wait too long. The school year is shorter than we think and if your child is not keeping up, you want to catch it quickly!

 

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