Target Time at ACA Intermediate
Target Time is an in-school tutoring period that all 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders participate in. Target Time is paired with recess each day so that during a grade level’s Target Time, half of the students will be at recess and the other half of the students will be in Target Time. The two groups switch halfway through the period so that each student has Target Time and recess every day for 15-20 minutes each. The Target Time/recess periods are:
4th grade (A & B) 10:10 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.
3rd grade (A & B) 12:50 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
5th grade (A & B) 1:50 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Students are grouped across the grade level into various Target Time groups based on student needs. For instance, a 4th grade-A ELA/SS teacher might have a group of 4A and 4B students that need help with multiplication for 4 weeks. After about 4 weeks, the student needs are reassessed based on the most current data and the Target Time groups are reorganized as needed.
There are some students who, based on data, do not need remediation in any subject. Those students are placed in an accelerated Reading or Math group in order that they might receive advanced instruction in Reading or Math. If at any time students in one of the accelerated groups begin to struggle with a concept, s/he will be moved to another Target Time group until the proper remediation has taken place.