Dowd-Pizzuto, Principal, 508-947-3634 for more information
or Fax: 508-947-4306
The READS Assessment Program
has been established to provide an interim educational placement for
special and regular education students in grades 7-12. Students may
be referred to this program for a variety of reasons, including chronic
pattern of failure to achieve within their school environment, an
occurrence of a serious violation of school rules regarding possession
of weapons or illegal substances, or a substantial change in the student’s
behavior or emotional state. All students placed in the program must
participate in an assessment process with the goal of determining
a plan of action to address the student’s needs and the safety
concerns within the school environment.
Upon admission to the program, the unique circumstances of each student’s reason for referral are taken into consideration. Specific assessment questions are formulated, and the most appropriate evaluation methods are determined. The following are the types of evaluations that may be recommended and conducted during the placement period:
Intake Meeting/Admission Procedures
Responsibilities of the Referring School District:
School district liaisons are requested to provide as much information and relevant school records as possible to assist in the evaluation process, including:
Current teacher assessments are necessary in order to have the most recent information regarding the student’s academic, social/emotional, and behavioral functioning.
During the placement
period, students will be provided a full day of academic instruction.
School districts are required to provide the student’s instructional
materials and a schedule of classwork and homework assignments. This
information must be received prior to the student’s admission
to allow the Assessment Program teaching staff to become familiar
with the material and plan the student’s schedule.