Response to Intervention is encouraged in federal and state law as an effective way to support high achievement for all students through a general education initiative.
The focus of Tier 1 is on improving core classroom instruction in academics and behavior that ALL students receive. Tier 1 instruction is designed to address the needs of the majority of a school’s students. Skills are taught using explicit instruction of skills and strategies along with differentiated instruction to meet the diverse needs of students.
Tier 2 provides small group academic and behavior interventions for students not making adequate progress in the core curriculum. Students in Tier 2 receive increasingly intensive academic or behavior instruction matched to their needs based on results of continuous progress monitoring. Instruction in Tier 2 typically involves small groups of students focused on the targeted area/s of deficit.
Tier 3 is a progression of Tier 2 if previous interventions did not show adequate progress. Tier 3 provides individualized intervention, ideally in a one-on-one setting. Tier 3 interventions are more intensive to target the student’s academic or behavioral skill deficits for remediation of existing problems and the student’s progress is monitored more frequently.
If you would like to learn more about the Response to Intervention services SWWC offers, please visit our Services page
or contact Nancy Remmert.
Nancy Remmert, RtI Coordinator