Positive Behavior Support (PBS)
Our Positive Behavior Support Program is founded on the principles of the Bearcat Be's. The program teaches students to Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe, and to Be Bucket-Fillers. Behavior expectations are taught and reviewed throughout the year. Each week students demonstrating the appropriate behaviors are recognized through our reward program. Like-wise, those students struggling to meet the behavior expectations are provided time to review and reflect on how to meet the goals of the program. At the end of every nine week term, a PBS reward activity is held. Students qualify to participate in the reward by exhibiting sufficient academic effort, regular and timely attendance, and positive behavior choices. Those students struggling to meet the expectations set forth in any of the aforementioned areas are provided time to review and reflect on how to meet the goals of the program during the next term.
Support for Personalized Learning (SPL)
The goal of our SPL program is to address individual student needs in order to help all children progress toward mastery. All students take benchmark assessments three times throughout the year. Kindergarten and first grade students take the DIBELS Reading Assessment, while students in 2nd through 5th grade take both the STAR Reading and STAR Math Assessments. Students struggling to reach the goal for a particular assessment are provided with individualized interventions to practice needed skills. Interventions are provided by classroom teachers and the school's interventionists. Classroom teachers and interventionists regularly collaborate to plan student interventions and to evaluate student progress. It is through this focused and cohesive intervention system that our students have exhibited remarkable growth in the last three years, and as such, part of the reason why Coalton Elementary School has been named a Success School in both 2013 and 2014