Bobcean Elementary School
Response to Intervention and Power Half-Hour Information
Response to Intervention (RTI) is a multi-tier approach to the early identification and support of students with learning and behavior needs. The RTI process begins with high-quality instruction and universal screening of all children in the general education classroom. Struggling learners are provided with interventions at increasing levels of intensity to accelerate their rate of learning. Theseservices may be provided by a variety of personnel, including general education teachers, special educators, and specialists. Progress is closely monitored to assess both the learning rate and level of performance of individual students. Educational decisions about the intensity and duration of interventions are based on individual student response to instruction.
Tier 1- Core Classroom Instruction
Tier 2- Supplemental Instruction within the classroom
Tier 3- Supplemental Instruction in small groups or one-on-one
Tier 4- Special Education Services
The universal screener that we are currently using is DIBELS. In addition to using DIBELS as a screener, students DRA scores are used in determining a need for additional support.
Throughout the RTI process, student progress is monitored frequently to examine student achievement and gauge the effectiveness of the curriculum. Decisions made regarding students’ instructional needs are based on multiple data points taken in context over time.
· Can be used to determine if students receiving interventions are making adequate progress
· Making Progress is not enough-children must be closing the gap
· Helps teachers plan instruction by providing in-depth information about student’s skills and instructional needs
What is used to Progress Monitor?
· LLI-Running Records
· DIBELS Math
RtI coordinator is a teacher on staff. The RtI coordinators responsibilities include, seeing groups, collecting and inputting all data, making groups schedules, running meetings for the RtI team.
In addition to the RtI coordinator, the RtI team is comprised of members that are all college graduates currently certified or seeking a teaching certificate.
LLI-Fountas&Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention System (LLI) is a small-group, supplementary intervention program designed for young children who struggle with reading and writing.
Do the Math (second grade only)
Created by Marilyn Burns, along with a team of Math Solutions master classroom teachers, Do The Math® gives students who have fallen behind the chance to catch up and keep up. Focusing on Number and Operations, the cornerstone of elementary mathematics, the program teaches students the basics of math—computation, number sense, and problem solving. Do the Math helps students develop the skills they need to compute with accuracy and efficiency, the number sense they need to reason, and the ability to apply their skills and reasoning to solve problems.
Power Half Hour is our way of providing differing levels of instruction to students. During Power Half Hour students are offered enrichment opportunities and intervention opportunities.
Power Half Hour Programs:
· Reader’s Theatre
· Kids in Motion
· Accelerated Reader
· Tier 2 Classroom Intervention
· Tier 3 Intervention with a member of the RtI team
9:00-9:30 Second Grade Power Half Hour
9:35-10:05 First Grade Power Half Hour
Kids in Motion – Gym
Reader’s Theater - 6924
Debate-Room – 6922
Tier 3 Groups – 6914 & 6919
Tier 2 Groups - Classrooms
Kindergarten Sessions TBA