Levels 3 & 4 - Services for students identified as advanced learners
Learn more about advanced learner identification.
Level III: Some students with advanced learning needs require services beyond Levels I and II.  The core curriculum is differentiated by the classroom teacher trained to provide greater depth, complexity, novelty and/or pacing based on individual strengths, talents and sustained interests.  Instructional practices for advanced learners and grouping are emphasized at this level.
Who:  Students identified as advanced learners
What:  Emphasis on qualitative differentiation of the core curriculum with depth, complexity, novelty, and pacing.
  1. Grouping for core instruction
  2. Content with added depth and complexity: M-cubed
  3. Focus on critical and creative thinking to solve complex problems within the core content
  4. Development of advanced research and product development skills 
Level IV: A few advanced learners whose learning needs surpass the curriculum enhancements at Levels I-III might require more individualized services. This may include grade or subject acceleration, individualized learning plans, courses of independent study, or apprenticeship opportunities when appropriate. 
Who: Identified students whose needs surpass curricular enhancements/ extensions available in a grade level or subject area 
What: Emphasis on subject or grade acceleration and/or individual learning plans 
  1. Full grade or subject acceleration 
  2. Mentorships/ Apprenticeships 
  3. Independent study