• Advanced Learning Program (ALP)

    Program Description
    D31 believes in having differentiated & rigorous education for all students.  The purpose of the Advanced Learning Program (ALP) is to provide students with opportunities to enrich and accelerate their learning in the areas of English language arts and math.  The program is available in grades 4-8.  Students qualify for the program via a combination of scores including an achievement score (MAP), an ability score (CogAT) and teacher feedback (SIGS). Click here to view the placement matrices.  

    What is meant by enrichment?
    Enrichment engages students in learning content from the current grade-level standards but goes deeper into the grade-level curriculum. Emphasis is on moving through curriculum horizontally.  For an example in ELA, click here.  For an example in math, click here.

    What is meant by acceleration?
    Acceleration engages students in learning content from next grade-level standards and typically moves at a faster pace.  Emphasis is on moving through curriculum vertically.  

    Program Courses

    English Language Arts

      Course Name and         Grade Level

      Course Description

     Accelerated ELA 4

     ELA course based upon CCSS 4th and 5th grade standards

     Accelerated ELA 5

     ELA course based upon CCSS 5th and 6th grade standards

     Accelerated ELA 6

     ELA course based upon the CCSS 7th grade standards

     Accelerated ELA 7

     ELA course based upon the CCSS 8th grade standards

     Accelerated ELA 8

     ELA course based upon the CCSS 9th grade standards

     

    Mathematics

    Grade Level

      Course Name

      Course Description

     4

     Enriched Math 4

     Mathematics course based upon CCSS 4th grade standards

     5

     Enriched Math 5

     Mathematics course based upon CCSS 5th grade standards

     Accelerated Math 5

     Mathematics course based upon CCSS 5th and 6th grade standards

     6

     Single Accelerated Math 6

     Mathematics course based upon CCSS 6th and 7th grade standards

     Double Accelerated Math 6

     Mathematics course based upon CCSS 7th and  8th grade standards

     7

     Single Accelerated Math 7

     Mathematics course based upon CCSS 7th and 8th grade standards

     Double Accelerated: Algebra 7

     Mathematics course based upon CCSS high school algebra standards

     8

     Single Accelerated: Algebra 8

     Mathematics course based upon CCSS high school algebra standards

     Double Accelerated: Geometry 8

     Mathematics course based upon CCSS high school geometry standards; prerequisite is successful completion of Algebra 1

    Program Timeline


    Inquiry Process

    • A matrix is used to determine whether a student qualifies for placement in ALP.
    • If a student doesn’t qualify for ALP per the matrix, parents and teachers have the option to open an inquiry.  
    • An inquiry is an individualized problem solving process intended to look at the whole child in order to determine best-fit placement.
    • This process may include additional assessment and information gathering.
    • Inquiry Form: email Becky Mathison, Asst. Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction at bmathison@district31.net for more information 

    Additional Information

    Parent Web Resources