educators — In-School Reading Intervention
In elementary schools throughout Delaware and in nearby states, Reading Assist works as a partner in reading intervention in a variety of ways:
The RAI Reading Corps. In the 2015-16 school year, Reading Assist, through a collaborative partnership with the Colonial School District, launched a pilot program to place AmeriCorps members into schools to work full time, one-on-one, with struggling readers, using the Reading Assist (RA) Intervention program. Members of the RAI Reading Corps receive extensive training in RAI’s research-based reading intervention program and regular coaching from RAI staff. In future years and with additional funding, we hope to expand the program to additional school districts throughout Delaware.
Volunteer Intervention Teams. RAI volunteers receive the same level of training as members of the RAI Reading Corps, and volunteer to work in schools for a few hours a day, once a week, with students in need of one-on-one reading intervention. These volunteers work in teams to provide reading intervention four days a week for students in their programs.
Private In-School Intervention. Reading Assist Institute can support and strengthen your district’s existing literacy programs in a number of ways. In some schools, professional RAI interventionists work with students on a regular schedule throughout the year, alongside district reading specialists.
Independent Educational Evaluation. RAI staff members can provide independent educational evaluation for struggling students, and develop and implement individualized intervention programs as needed.