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Tier 3 Interventions

Understanding Intensive Intervention within an MTSS Framework

Intensive intervention is an important tool that educators can use to address the learning needs of students with significant learning deficits. Often referred to as Tier 3 within a Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) framework or a Response to Intervention (RtI) model, intensive intervention is an individualized and data-based iterative process that usually requires a significant commitment of school resources over a period of time.

When used carefully within the problem-solving process of MTSS, very few students will require intensive intervention. But, for those that need it, intensive intervention can create the conditions for their success in school and life.

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10 Persistent Progress Monitoring Myths Debunked

Progress monitoring is a widespread practice in K12 schools across the country and for good reason! By collecting frequent data about a student’s progress toward a specific learning goal, teachers can keep tabs on how well an intervention is working and make changes as needed. However, despite the widespread acceptance and general use of progress monitoring several myths about the practice still persist.

Below, with accurate information that will hopefully encourage even the biggest skeptic to view progress monitoring in a new light, I’ve debunked the 10 most common myths I hear about progress monitoring.

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Effective Universal Instruction

FAQ: How to Implement Successful Universal Instruction

  Dr. Sarah Brown is the Senior Director of Learning & Development at FastBridge and the co-author of Effective Universal Instruction: An Action-Oriented Approach to Improving Tier 1 . In anticipation of her book release, Dr. Brown compiled a list of…
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Reviewing Core Instruction for Behavior Skills

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP Most teachers understand their role in teaching academic content as the central mission of their jobs. Traditionally, schools were expected to teach the three “Rs” of reading, (w)riting, and ‘rithmatic. In recent years, many schools have…

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What if a Student Does Not Respond to Intervention?

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP Many, if not most, efforts to improve student learning outcomes will result in measurable improvements in student performance. Nonetheless, in some cases, a student will not make the growth desired or expected. When this happens, the…

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Plan Evaluation

By: Jessie Kember, Ph,D., NCSP This blog is a continuation of previous blogs exploring the problem-solving process. The purpose of this blog is to dive deeper into the fifth and final step of the problem-solving process: plan evaluation. In addition,…

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