SELECTING HOTS STUDENTS
HOTS provides the greatest value to those Title I and LD students in grades 4-8 who are low in reading or are low in reading and math, but have the ability to perform at higher levels with the right help.
Students in grades 4-8 between 15th 40th percentile in reading.
Students below the 15th percentile in reading should be considered
individually and should be placed in HOTS only if they have the
ability to generalize and/or be reflective in any activity.
Mildly disabled students in grades 4-8 who are above 80 verbal IQ.
STUDENTS that should NOT be placed in HOTS
- Non-English speaking students (LEP students are welcome)
- Transient students who are not likely to be in school for at least one year
- Severely dyslexic students
- Borderline EMH
HOTS can be implemented as:
- a Specialized Program
- a Schoolwide Program
- an After-School Program