Jamestown Public School District #1
Commission AmeriCorps State FY 2011
SEECing Student Progress (SSP) will address the need for student literacy skills to improve in order to provide critical life skills. A secondary problem is the need for students to have access to quality assistance with homework completion. Members serving as a literacy interventionist will work with elementary students on early literacy skills using research-based intervention techniques. Targeted interventions will help students develop specific skills necessary to reach proficiency in reading. These students do not require the specialization of a certified teacher, as they can benefit from short term prescribed interventions, which can be carried out by a trained individual, the AmeriCorps member. Homework assistance members will work with elementary students to ensure timely and accurate completion of homework. The SSP program will demonstrate improved academic performance by increased reading proficiency and improved homework completion.