Fiscal Year 2017 → Question 25
Secondary school principals determine the number of sections of each content area: reading; English; mathematics; social studies; science; language; and a variety of electives based on enrollment. The more students who need or choose (electives) a course, the more sections that will be implemented using the allocated staffing. Each school uses the total allocation of teachers and the student course registration data to determine how many sections of each course they will offer. For reading, the following courses are offered and expectations for participation in the class are provided.
So, the number of reading courses is dependent on the total number of 6th graders combined with the number of students identified to participate in Digital Literacy 2 and READ 180. For example, in a school with 200 6th graders and 40 students identified for Digital Literacy 2 and 20 students identified for READ 180 (double period) the reading classes offered would most likely include 11 sections (total FTE of 2.4 sections) of reading. This would allow for eight reading classes in 6th grade of 25, two sections of digital literacy 2 and one section of READ 180. Another school with more students would have more sections, while a school with fewer students would use a smaller allocation.