RtI in Action:
All students in grades K-2 are screened three times a year to monitor progress throughout the curriculum. Some students may show that they need additional assistance mastering the skills at their grade level. These students are then placed in intervention groups based on their skill needs. Specific district reading assessments and The Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) are used as assessment tools.
Individual progress monitoring is done for each student in Tier II or Tier III. Interventions are modified/adjusted, or new interventions are implemented based on how students are performing.
Collaborative teams meet on a regular basis to evaluate what is being taught in the regular classroom and how skills are being taught. The team also looks at assessment data and intervention effectiveness for those students in Tier II and Tier III. Tier movement is happening all of the time. Students are able to move throughout the tiers during the entire school year depending on their current academic needs.