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Response to Intervention and Instruction (RtI2)

 

Jefferson County Schools is committed to helping all children succeed.  Response to Intervention and Instruction (RtI2) is one form of support.  RtI2 is a multi-tiered delivery system that uses a problem-solving model based on data to identify specific student need and match appropriate instruction.

   

The RtI2 Framework has three tiers.  Each tier provides a different level of support.

 

Tier 1

  • Classroom teachers provide high quality instruction to all students using Tennessee State Standards.
  • Tier 1 is the first level of prevention of academic problems.
  • Universal screenings and ongoing assessments are conducted to identify students at risk for academic failure.

 

 

Tier 2

  • Students who are not making adequate gains from Tier 1 instruction alone are identified for tier 2 through the universal screener and ongoing assessments.
  • A specific skill deficit area of need is determined and additional intense small group instruction specific to the deficit area is provided to tier 2 students for 30 to 45 minutes each day.
  • Student progress is monitored at least every other week in regards to the tier 2 student's deficit area.

 

Tier 3

  • Students who are significantly behind and are not making adequate progress in tier 2 are identified to receive more intensive interventions in tier 3.
  • Additional intense very small group instruction specific to the deficit area is provided to tier 3 students for 45 to 60 minutes each day.
  • Student progress is monitored at least every other week in regards to the tier 3 student's deficit area.
  • Students may have deficits areas in the following specific skills: basic reading, reading fluency, reading comprehension, mathematics calculation, mathmatics problem-solving, and/or written expression.

 

 

Special Education

  • Students who are signficantly behind and are not making adequate progress in tier 3 may become eligible for special education services.
  • Student progress monitoring data and relevant information is reviewed by a school pyschologist and school team to determine if a student meets criteria for a specific learning disability in one or more of the deficit areas.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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