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LSUS Program “School of R.O.C.K.” Graduates Local Students

June 21, 2013

 

The LSU Shreveport School of R.O.C.K. (Reading and Organization for Cool Kids) held its commencement ceremony on Thursday, June 20, for 8 local second graders. The three-week program is a partnership between the School Psychology Program at LSUS and the Caddo Parish School Board.

The School of R.O.C.K. provides three hours of individualized tutoring per day by advanced psychology majors and graduate students. The focus of the program is building reading fluency and comprehension through a unique combination of four research-based strategies. The School of R.O.C.K. specifically targets children who are entering the "age of accountability," due to the high stakes testing and increased curriculum demands that begin in third grade. In addition to reading, daily exercises also address written expression, math concepts and strategies, and self-management skills. The program has been offered for the past five years at LSUS, and a total of 54 children have participated. This year's School of R.O.C.K. was funded through the LSUS Foundation and other private donations.

For more information on the School of R.O.C.K, contact Dr. Kevin Jones at (318) 797-5043.