• SHS Response to Intervention

    Response to Intervention (RTI) is an approach used to increase the opportunity for all students to meet academic achievement standards through early identification of students whose academic needs place them at risk. RTI ensures that resources and interventions are appropriately targeted to serve struggling learners as early as possible through high-quality instruction.

    5 Keys to the RTI Model

    1)   Universal Screener – are we catching all struggling students?

    2)   Diagnostics – are we determining what students can and cannot do?

    3)   Progress monitoring – are our academic interventions producing the desired effects?

    4)   Interventions – are our interventions implemented with fidelity?

    5)   Decision-making – are we making sound decisions for students based on data?



    Tier Placements

    Tier 1 Students will receive–

    • High-quality classroom instruction in the general education setting
    • Students attend tutorials at least one day per week before/after school with the general classroom teacher in the appointed subject area.
    • All students are considered on the Tier 1 level. Classroom teachers closely monitor progress.
    • Targeted students that have been identified begin progress conference with Mrs. Brooks – report any drop in grades, effort, behavior issues, etc.
    • Strong communication between Student + Teachers + Parents

    Tier 2

    • High- quality classroom instruction in the general education setting and small group intervention.
    • Students attend tutorials at least one day per week before/after school with the general classroom teacher in the appointed subject area.
    • 2-30 minute sessions in specific content area during activity period.
    • Progress monitoring is a must! Document any interventions outside of the regular classroom. Progress Monitoring & Documentation Required by General Education Teacher
    • Student Conference with Mrs. Brooks at least one day per week
    • Strong communication between Student + Teachers + Parents
    • Documented parent contact at least once per quarter for progress report.

    Tier 3

    • High- quality classroom instruction in the general education setting and small group intervention.
    • Students attend tutorials at least one day per week before/after school with the general classroom teacher in the appointed subject area.
    • 3-30 minute sessions in specific content area in Activity Period intervention OR English Lab, Math Lab.
    • Progress monitoring is a must! Document any interventions outside of the regular classroom. Progress Monitoring & Documentation Required by General Education Teacher
    • Student Conference with Mrs. Brooks at least one day per week
    • Strong communication between Student + Teachers + Parents
    • Documented parent contact at least once per quarter for progress report.
    • Begin discussing possibility of SPED referral if no progress is shown.


    If you have any questions about RtI, please call Jennifer Settle 972-203-4600.