Total School Cluster Grouping (TSCG) and Differentiation Model
Dr. Marcia Gentry, Dr. Matt Fugate, and Purdue University were awarded a $3.2 million-dollar Javits grant to implement Total School Cluster Grouping and Differentiation in 100 schools across America. In spring of 2015, the Rochester Public School Board approved Bamber Valley and the Office of Gifted Services to enter into collaboration with Purdue. A parent information and question/answer meeting was held in May of 2015.
Professional development provided by Purdue instructors and online resources began in April of 2016 and will continue throughout the five years of the collaboration and beyond. The Principal and Principal on Special Assignment for Gifted Services, will provide ongoing training at staff meetings throughout the years. Teachers will practice what they learn in their classrooms.
- What is the TSCG and Differentiation model?
- What are the benefits of TSCG and differentiation?
- What are some of the benefits of the training?
- Will all the low achieving students and/or students with behavior concerns be placed in the same room?
- Will all the students who are in special education be placed in the same room?
- If a teacher has several high-needs students in the room, will there be additional support?
- Isn’t this tracking?
- What is the cost to the school/district?
- How will this impact my Parent Input Request for Classroom Placement?