BTRCES includes Pre-K three year olds to grade eight with a current enrollment of 543 students. The faculty and support staff are strongly dedicated to providing a quality Catholic education to all students. The curriculum follows the guidance of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Common Core Standards.
BTRCES selected 162 students for assessment. Let’s Go Learn’s Diagnostic Online Reading Assessment (DORA) and the Adaptive Diagnostic Assessment of Mathematics (ADAM) web-based assessments were used for the assessment. Data from the assessments was compiled and presented to the school for review.
BTRCES selected students for the reading remediation who were 2 or more years below grade level. Students who were 2.7 years or more below grade level in mathematics were candidates for participation in the math training program.
The Academy of Reading offering instruction in Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary & Comprehension and The Academy of Math, offering instruction in Numbers and Operations in Base 10, Numbers and Operations in Fractions, Measurement and Data, Geometry and Operations in Algebraic Thinking were used to provide individualized training for students in the specific area where deficiencies had been identified.
Students were reassessed every quarter using the DORA and ADAM assessments. Reports of the grade level gains in grade level equivalency related to the reading and math strands assessed are in the Results Folder for review.