Focus: Students considered at-risk as determined by universal screening, progress monitoring data and additional validated measures of student performance. This Tier should target 10%-15% of the student population.
Interventionist: Trained, skilled and knowledgeable school personnel which may include classroom teacher (e.g. paraprofessional, classroom instructor, elective instructors).
Setting: Variable, can occur in and/or outside of general education classroom.
Grouping: Small, homogenous grouping (1:3 - 1:5) based on similar instructional needs.
Curriculum: Supplemental, evidence-based intervention designed to address skill deficits of students; compliments/supplements core instruction.
Duration: Varies, based on rate of progress and performance of students; 12-18 weeks minimum or time period consistent with intervention guidance.
Time: 20- 30 minutes, 3 to 4 times per week or consistent with intervention research. (AIR: Provide Research Based Support)
Note: in addition to core instruction at Tier 1.
Assessment: Combination of informal and formal measures to inform instruction and determine response to intervention, and use diagnostic assessments to identify specific skill deficits relative to reading and math.
Progress Monitoring: Every two weeks examine rate and level of performance for the purpose of determining student response to supplemental instruction/intervention.
Behavior: Attention to behavior factors (absenteeism, inattention) that impact performance.
Targeted Intervention in addition to core instruction for at risk students (10-15%)