Tier 2 and Tier 3 RTI Support

Response to Intervention (RTI) provides a tiered model for student instruction and assessment. The tiered design includes three, increasingly intensive, levels of intervention.

Tier 2 and Tier 3 Response to Intervention (RTI) Pyramid

  • Tier 3 Intervention: At this tier students undergo an increase in both frequency and duration of assessments and interventions implemented from those at Tier 2.
  • Tier 2 Intervention: At this tier significant baseline data collection/diagnostic assessment occurs to pinpoint specific areas in which additional, differentiated, individualized instruction is needed.
  • Tier 1 Intervention: At this tier teachers deliver research-based differentiated instruction to all students. Students that do not respond adequately to core classroom instruction are moved to Tier 2 Intervention.

The Six Critical Components of a Strong Math Intervention Program

Tiered Intervention

The key to providing tiered intervention is the increasing intensity of assessment and instruction from one tier to the next. It is also critical to monitor and document progress while adapting individual learning plans as needed.

Read more about The Key Role of Tiered Intervention.

Universal Screening

An effective universal screening process should quickly and accurately determine which students to target for intervention and identify specific gaps between student performance and expected instructional outcomes. Universal Screening also provides an opportunity to assess, identify and nurture gifted and talented students who are advanced in mathematics.

Individualized Instruction

A single student may be functioning at a variety of instructional levels within and across major content areas and functional grade levels. Therefore, it is important to provide individualized instruction targeted to the student’s actual level of performance rather than his/her grade level.

Progress Monitoring

An effective progress monitoring process frequently gathers student achievement data and analyzes the data in a timely, repeatable manner. This process contributes to sound instructional/intervention decision making based on reliable data and leads directly to the next critical component.

Data-Based Decision Making

Data gathering, analysis and decision making occurs at all levels of an RTI implementation and instruction. To be effective and consistent, it is important that decisions about students are supported with clear and comprehensive data.

Intervention Fidelity/Integrity

It is important that an RTI program is implemented in the way it was designed at all tiers of intervention. Failure to implement with fidelity/integrity may unintentionally hinder the progress of a student and falsely implicate the student’s learning ability.

The Ascend Math Approach to Math Intervention

A Truly Individualized Plan for Each Student

Every student is unique with different instructional gaps at different levels. Ascend Math is the one math intervention program that tackles this problem head on. Ascend Math’s study plans are unique to each student and reach to the lowest required level.  They are prescriptive, adaptive, and automatically assigned. Ascend helps students advance more quickly by focusing on their skill gaps and not areas where they have already proved proficiency.

Award Winning Online Instruction

Ascend Math features award winning online instruction delivered by master educators. All lessons include multiple points of interactivity that support step-wise learning and encourage students to think and write about math consistent with today’s rigorous state standards.  Students will encounter learning prompts in each and every objective and interact with the instructor throughout the video lesson.  Following each online lesson students will engage in a hands-on exploration of the objective and ample practice before passing a post-assessment.

Learn more about the Six Critical Components of a Strong Math Intervention Program and the Ascend Math Model.

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