RSS - Reading Skills and Strategies
Reading Skills and Strategies is a program designed to target student needs in reading. Students in grades 6-8 are placed in RSS based upon multiple measures such as MCA scores, grades, various formative and summative assessments, and teacher/parent recommendations. Parents/Guardians are notified (permission is needed) in the spring for scheduling purposes as well as the fall of the upcoming school year. RSS has experienced a significant amount of success, receiving statewide recognition.
RSS classes have approximately 12 students, each of whom receives individualized instruction to increase achievement levels. Instructors for RSS teach strategies for fluency, comprehension, and decoding. This is determined by assessing areas of concern. The RSS classes are in addition to the required Language Arts classes. Sometimes RSS replaces electives on a student’s schedule. This is determined on an individual basis and the goal is to strengthen skills to promote performance and success in the content areas.
Please refer to Campus Parent (MALC tab) to monitor your student’s progress in RSS. If you have questions before the school year begins, feel free to contact your student’s counselor at 218-327-5800. For questions during the school year, please contact your student’s RSS teacher.