Response to Intervention

Response to Intervention

In class today we discussed response to intervention. This is a model of differentiated instruction and early intervention that works!

Tier 1 – about 80-90% of students

In this section are teacher responsibilities:

– curriculum knowledge

– value added assessment (I especially need to work on this).

– differentiated and adapted instruction

– progress monitoring

– inclusive practices

– culturally responsive practices (I need to work on some areas within this section. For instance, accepting students into my classroom when they have been missing for an extended period of time. I will also need to do more research on various cultures).

– metacognition and self-regulation (Modeling how students can reflect their own learning is something I need to consider).

– fostering independence (Teaching students to self-advocate and take responsibility for their learning are things I would like to learn more about).

– assistive technology

– teacher team problem-solver meetings (I believe in maintaining communication with parents is important and beneficial, but it will have its challenges).

Tier 2 – about 10 – 15% of students

Inter-disciplinary team responsibilities:

– tier 1 interventions

– supplementary instruction and behavioral supports (Example: leveled literacy).

– needs-based assessment

– clear problem solving

– school-based/inter-disciplinary team

– problem-solving meetings

– intervention plan

Tier 3 – about 5% of students

Team responsibilities include:

– tier 1 and 2 interventions

– inter-agency involvement

– support team

– intervention plan

As I have learned in most of my inclusive education classes, the goal of response to intervention is to get students back to tier 1. To determine where students’ needs are best met, assessment and documentation must be ongoing and reliable.

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