A successful response to intervention (RTI) program includes three key proficiencies: creating and administering assessments, monitoring student progress on an ongoing basis, and making decisions about student placement based on data.
This week, we’ll dive deeper into the second proficiency: monitoring student progress on an ongoing basis. Knowing which students need help in your classroom can be a daunting task. One strategy to help monitor student progress effectively is to assign students to one of three tiers:
- Benchmark group (students who understand 80% of the content)
- Strategic group (20% of students who will need some form of intervention)
- Intensive group (5% of the strategic group that need even more intervention)
Tier one involves the response to all students during a daily classroom lesson. Tier two is for children exhibiting some difficulty responding to the curriculum (designed to be shorter term). Tier three includes children really having difficulties responding to the delivery of instruction (students need more intensive support than tier two).
Education consultant Kimberly Honnick elaborates, “Generally what we’re doing is [determining] specific interventions that align with specific difficulties they’re having.”
Learn more about effective response to intervention strategies by viewing the video segments in the Practical RTI program in PD 360.
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