The AERO Reading Program is a comprehensive school-based literacy solution that integrates student assessment data, individualized learning plans, research-backed curricula, and focused small group lessons. The goal of the AERO program is to ensure every child receives the support needed to reach their academic potential.
The AERO program consists of online assessments and progress monitoring tools and over 200 lessons across three levels. The AERO program uses online assessments to create and implement individualized instructional plans that are delivered in small groups of students (two to three students at a time). The AERO program includes curriculum-based measures that help AERO Instructors know which skills to focus on during the sessions and monitor students' mastery of taught concepts to make instructional adjustments. AERO's curriculum and assessment resources are housed on the Children Learning Institute's (CLI) online platform, CLI Engage, which allows the majority of the award gift to be allocated to instructional support for students and professional development for AERO implementation.
Currently developing a family engagement component to supplement the AERO program.
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