The parent resources below include elementary and secondary intervention links. Parent letters and information on dyslexia are also included.
Parents are provided information after every universal screening period. This letter will also inform the parents how we are meeting their child's specific need. A copy of the letters that are sent home can be found in the links below.
Universal Screening Letter (6th -8th grade Universal Screening Letter)
Spanish Universal Screening Letter (6th -8th grade Universal Screening Letter)
In addition, for students in Tier 2 or Tier 3, letters will be sent home every 4.5 weeks informing parents of student progress. A copy of the letter is below.
Students with Characteristics of Dyslexia
Response to Instruction and Intervention (RTI²) mandates require universal screenings for students in Kindergarten - 8th grade. The universal screener for Knox County, aimswebPlus, has indicators for the five areas of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, reading fluency, vocabulary, and reading comprehension. It is likely that students with dyslexia will struggle in at least one of these areas. Reading intervention through RTI² incorporates evidence-based strategies and intervention programs to address student needs. If a student is identified with characteristics of dyslexia, parents are notified and appropriate intervention is provided. Below are some helpful resources for parents:
- KCS Dyslexia Parent Brochure
- KCS Identification of Students with Characteristics of Dyslexia
- Helping students with Characteristics of Dyslexia
- Parent Video on Characteristics of Dyslexia
- Dyslexia Explained (resources from Nessy.com)
- TN Parent Dyslexia Overview
- Accommodations for Students
- 11 Ways Parents Can Help Their Children Read by Tim Shanahan