Resource: Lincoln Elementary School - River Forest Public Schools District 90 (River Forest, IL)
Website: Lincoln Elementary School - River Forest Public Schools District 90 (River Forest, IL)
Description: This K-4 public elementary school was identified as allowing fluidity for 3rd and 4th graders in math. The district, Illinois District 90, has been supportive of subject acceleration in math allowing students to take accelerated math at any point between 3rd and 8th grade. The two elementary schools have run an accelerated 4th grade math class that compacts the Everyday Math 5th and 6th grade curricula into a single year for as few as one and as many as six children in a class.

Comments: Contributed by: Parent on 4/16/2012
RF District 90 offers minimal enrichment/acceleration through grade four. Grades 1-3 offer only pullout of about 90 minutes/week for reading one semester per year. There is no math pull-out or accleration in grades 1-3. No accelerated reading/language arts of any kind are offered in grade four. A small number of students, roughly 12, or about five percent of the 4th grade class, are offered an accelerated math class. Grades 5-8 at Roosevelt Middle School offer the Academically Talented Program for math and language arts only, which constitute 25 percent of the middle school instructional day. The "differentiation in the classroom" that the district advertises happens only sporadically. Parents of HG and PG students should prepare to advocate vigorously and frequently with the school, teacher and district.

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