The Achievement Gap Reduction (AGR) Program, established in the 2015-16 school year, allows Franklin and Jefferson Elementary Schools (and also a small portion of Riverview School) to meet the obligations of its five-year contract by implementing one of three strategies, or a combination of these strategies in every kindergarten through grade three classroom:
1.) one−to−one tutoring provided by a licensed teacher;
2.) instructional coaching for teachers provided by a licensed teacher; or
3.) maintaining 18:1 or 30:2 classroom ratios and providing professional development on small group instruction.
The AGR program requires the schools to create performance objectives, including reducing the achievement gap between low−income students in that school and students in the same grade and subject statewide.
The AGR program requires school board review of implementation and progress toward achieving performance objectives in each participating school at the end of every semester. The AGR strategy in the MPSD is to maintain small class sizes 18:1 at Franklin, Jefferson, and a portion of Riverview to address the achievement gap.
For more information on the AGR, visit the Wisconsin DPI.