Over half of students in the Belle Fourche School District performed below the benchmark reading level last fall, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. A work group originally assembled to address students with dyslexia expanded its scope in order to assist all students who struggle with reading.
The work group set several outcomes in order to improve reading levels of its students. First, the group will develop a method of identifying students who experience difficulty reading in order to provide assistance to children early and intensive assistance. The group will also study work being conducted by the state dyslexia stakeholder group to ensure their work plans align.
In order the better equip members of the work group, Belle Fourche School District officials hope to provide graduate coursework to group members. The group also completed a training course offered by Black Hills State University.
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