A Tradition of Faith, Family, and Academic Excellence


PHONE: (630) 530-3490
You are here: Classroom Connection >> Math and Reading Group Descriptions   Login

Math and Reading Group Description





General overview of groups (Math & Reading)

Our groups are defined by the class make up.  Each year we look at that specific group and what their needs are at that point in their education.  The journey or plan is not the same for every group, however some aspects of our planning remain consistent.


All groups are:

                *Accountable to the Core Standards and Diocesan Standards at their grade level.

                *Given materials at their level that will promote higher level thinking skills.

                *Accountable to some level of differentiation (even within that group)

                *Given homework and assignments defined by their mastery of the skills presented at any

                                specific time

                *offered opportunities to experience a variety of teaching techniques and assessment formats

                *Continually evaluated for student placement and curriculum needs.


When making the groups we use many criteria:

                *Ability to work independently


                *Classroom teacher recommendation

                *Classroom performance

                *ITBS scores

                *MAP scores


First, our On Level groups are always true to the Core Standard Curriculum for that grade level.  The pace at which the group moves depends upon the needs of that group.


Second, our Enriched group will be students who have already demonstrated a deeper understanding of the concepts at that grade level through identified criteria.  They will move through the material at a quicker pace and may utilize a wider variety of materials.  Students in this group will be expected to at times to be able to work at a higher level of independence.


Lastly, our Accelerated group will be students who have been identified through our criteria to have in most cases mastered many of the grade level skills in that content area.  These students are given supplemental materials and at times even a different text to work from as to continue to challenge their abilities.  These students will be expected to be able to work at a higher level of independence.


Again, all groups are re-evaluated on an annual basis.  We know that children all develop and learn at different rates.  Our goal is to present the material at the level best suited for each of our students.





Immaculate Conception Grade School 132 Arthur • Elmhurst, Illinois
Phone (630) 530-3490 • Fax (630) 530-9787
Copyright © 2009 All Rights Reserved.


11/5:  No School Bd. Mtg.

11/6: Scholastic Book Fair in MPH
Partners in Education for School Bd.

11/7: Scholastic Book Fair in MPH

11/8: Scholastic Book Fair in MPH
Early Dismissal at 11:30 am
Parent Teacher Conferences: 12pm - 8pm

11/9: No School

11/10: ICCP Math Contest

11/11: Veterans' Day
1st Reconciliation Mtg. for 2nd Grade at 1pm in Church

11/13: Rosary at 2:30pm in Church
Jr. High Dance Class 

11/14: 3rd Grade Thanksgiving Feast in MPH
Parents' Club Mtg. at 7pm in Rectory

11/16: Mass at 8:15am in Church

11/17: Confirmation Retreat at 9am

11/20: Thanksgiving Prayer Service at 10am in Gym
Hot Lunch
Jr. High Dance Class

11/21, 11/22/11/23: No School

11/26: 4th Grade Field Trip to Museum of Science & Industry

11/15: Ladies' Night Out to Benefit ICGS


Synergy Platform