What is Level Up?
Level Up is an accelerated overage program that is designed to close academic performance gaps by addressing students’ speciﬁc skill deﬁcits while empowering them to return to their original cohorts. The target audience is 2nd through 4th grade students who are overage for grade and who aim for mid-year promotion. Our Level Up goal is to provide intervention supports that will assist with academic skills deﬁcits and reduce the risks of academic retention. The Level Up Implementation Model can be delivered through a scheduled Intervention Block, a blended learning approach, tutoring, or an after-school/before-school program. Elementary leaders have the adaptability, ﬂexibility, and responsibility to design the program to ﬁt eligible overage student’s needs.
- Partnership with various Instructional Management Systems (IMS) will ensure accountability, differentiated instruction, and progress monitoring.
- Motivation strategies will help students with their self-esteem and self-confidence.
- Collaboration with area offices, principals, and campus coordinators.
Level UP Program Guidelines
- Must be a 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grade general education student who is overage and has been retained at least one academic year
- Student must be able to complete all assignments in the pathway developed for the current and next grade level
- Maintain good standing in attendance
- Must maintain a 70 or above average in all subjects
- Select an overage campus coordinator
- Assign a Math and Reading program for grades 2nd-4th
- Obtain the Principal Agreement and Parent Consent form (signed) and uploaded to Canvas by October 18, 2023
- Differentiated Instruction derived from computer assessments, district assessments (NWEA-MAP Reading and Math)
- Small Group Instruction, which may include assignments broken down into smaller chunks to focus on mastery
- Track and monitor student progress (IAT Plan in HISD Connect)
- Hold Grade Placement Committee meetings and upload to Canvas by January 16, 2024