Learning Center in Lower School

Lower School
In the Lower School, learning specialists rely on test results as well as teacher referrals to identify students who require additional assistance in developing pre-reading/reading, writing,  and math skills. Testing includes the following: CTOPP (Comprehensive Test of Phonological  Processing) in kindergarten; DRA’s (Developmental Reading Inventories), spelling inventories,  and math assessments in grades 1-4; and ERB tests (Educational Records Bureau) in grades 3  and 4. Specialists utilize an Orton-Gillingham approach to teach reading, spelling, and writing. Explicit, multi-sensory teaching is designed to promote learning and enhance memory.  Currently, students requiring support have two weekly meetings with the specialist for targeted instruction.  


Lower School
In the Lower School, learning specialists rely on test results as well as teacher referrals to identify students who require additional assistance in developing pre-reading/reading, writing,  and math skills. Testing includes the following: CTOPP (Comprehensive Test of Phonological  Processing) in kindergarten; DRA’s (Developmental Reading Inventories), spelling inventories,  and math assessments in grades 1-4; and ERB tests (Educational Records Bureau) in grades 3  and 4. Specialists utilize an Orton-Gillingham approach to teach reading, spelling, and writing. Explicit, multi-sensory teaching is designed to promote learning and enhance memory.  Currently, students requiring support have two weekly meetings with the specialist for targeted instruction.  
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Highland School is a co-ed independent Pre-K2 to Grade 12 day school located in Warrenton, Virginia.