Levels 3 & 4 - Services for students
identified as Advanced Learners
Some students with advanced learning needs require services beyond Levels I and II. The core curriculum is differentiated by the classroom teacher trained to provide greater depth, complexity, novelty and/or pacing based on individual strengths, talents and sustained interests. Instructional practices for advanced learners and grouping are emphasized at this level.
Who: Students identified as advanced learners
What: Emphasis on qualitative differentiation of the core curriculum with depth, complexity, novelty, and pacing.
• Grouping for core instruction
(Leveled Reading, Math and Spelling Groups - grades K-3; Advanced Math Pathways at Upper Campus)
• Content with added depth and complexity
• Focus on critical and creative thinking to solve complex problems within the core content
• Development of advanced research and product development skills
A few advanced learners whose learning needs surpass the curriculum enhancements at Levels I-III might require more individualized services. This may include grade or subject acceleration, individualized learning plans, courses of independent study, or apprenticeship opportunities when appropriate.
Who: Identified students whose needs surpass curricular enhancements/ extensions available in a grade level or subject area
What: Emphasis on subject or grade acceleration and/or individual learning plans
Full grade or subject acceleration
• Advanced Math Pathways for grades 4-8,
• University of Minnesota Talented Youth Mathematics Program - "UMTYMP")
Mentorships / Apprenticeships
Additional Information about services may be available at each grade level page.
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