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A Program Evaluation of the Laguna Vista School Reading Intervention Program

In 2012, Laguna Vista School in the Ocean View School District, Ventura County, implemented a Response to Intervention (RtI) program which provides reading intervention services to struggling students. This program is led by a credentialed teacher, along with several instructional assistants (IAs). Services are provided through a mix of push-in and pull-out services models. This program evaluation was designed to determine the impact of one such program designed for students who are not reading at grade level at Laguna Vista School. Several school leaders involved in the creation of the intervention program were interviewed in order to obtain the most accurate information about the program. Data from several assessments for the past five years was collected. The assessments include the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS), and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) English Language Arts/Literacy. This program evaluation will determine if the students who received intervention services have shown growth in reading, as measured by DIBELS/IDEL and SBAC ELA/Literacy. The results of this program evaluation will be presented.

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