• District: Miner School, Northwest Suburban Special Education Organization (NSSEO) • Location: Arlington Heights, IL
• Leaders: Hassan Von Schlegell, Principal; Mary Ann McGinn, Technology Coordinator; Lisa Delguidice, HS Teacher; Barb Griffin, HS Teacher
The new Common Core State Standards have increased literacy expectations for all students — including those with significant cognitive disabilities. Of Miner School’s student population, 60-70% are on the autism spectrum and 30-40% face other significant learning challenges. The new standards require students to move beyond sight words and into foundational reading skills in order to succeed on the alternate assessment. The leaders at Miner School implemented Start-to-Finish® CORE Curriculum to give teachers the tools they need to build these comprehensive reading skills in their students.
Miner School Staff and Students Share Their Perspectives on Using Start-to-Finish CORE Curriculum to Prepare for New Reading Standards and Assessments
Listen as teachers and administrators from the NSSEO Miner School share how their implementation of Start-to-Finish CORE Curriculum has helped them to turn their struggling students into engaged readers who are developing important Common Core literacy skills.