Placement, Review & Requests

  • Fall data review for placement:
    Identification of new students in 3rd-8th grade to the district and targeted, current, 4th grade students based on early fall achievement and cognitive data.
    Spring data review for fall placement (automatic placement): 
    Identification of all students in 2nd-7th grade to be placed into Extended Services in the fall of the following school year based on instructional need, culminating achievement, and cognitive data. 
    Spring data review only for fall placement into self-contained: 
    Identification of all students in 2nd- 4th grade to be placed into Extended Self-Contained Services is based on instructional need, culminating achievement, and cognitive data. Scores on achievement and cognitive assessments must be in the top 1-2%ile nationally and locally.
    Full spring review process: 
    Students in 2nd-7th grade who were not found eligible (i.e. automatic placement) for the Extended Resource Services based solely on achievement and cognitive data during the Spring Data Review may go through the full Spring Review Process if Extended Services Program criteria is met. Teacher or parent requests for a student FULL SPRING REVIEW must be made in MARCH; again criteria must be met. See Criteria link in sidebar for Program Criteria and needed data points.

    During the Full Spring Review Process, student performance assessments are administered and various student assessment data are triangulated and submitted to a Review Committee of educators. Student identification for Extended Resource Services is determined by the Review Committee and is final. The Spring Review Process is blind; all student names are removed from work. Parents and teachers will be notified of review results in June.

    Placement decisions for students into Extended Resource Services will be made in the fall for students new to the district and at the end of the school year for current students. Parents and teachers will be notified if placement is being recommended.  

    Spring Review Timeline

    MONTH OF MARCH: Parents may make requests for a Spring Review with the Director of Extended Services and Staff Development. Please speak with the teacher first to determine if an instructional need for your child can be evidenced. However, the student must meet program criteria in order to go through the Spring Review. In some rare cases, a student's instructional need is demonstrated through a teacher's planning that extends beyond the core curriculum/grade level instruction, paired with student class work samples, which allows for a more in-depth review of appropriate placement. This discussion is handled on a case-by-case basis. Again, a student's instructional need must be evidenced by the teacher.

    *In most cases, students below this Phase II target range will not go through the Spring Review or take the performance-assessments, even if a parent request is made. This second Phase II range is to afford a more personal and individual review of students who have not met the original program criteria noted in Phase I. These standards are in place to protect the integrity of the District 220 Extended Services Program. See link for Extended Services Criteria for Placement in Grades 3-8.