Activity

Practice with the Tiers

Determine where each of the items below fall within the RTI process. Drag each item to the appropriate component, then read or listen as Sharon Vaughn provides additional feedback. Have fun!
All students receive a brief assessment
All students receive effective instruction
Can include formal assessment for special education
Consistently provides individualized instruction
Delivered when initial Tier 1 instruction is insufficient to promote adequate progress
Identifies students who are struggling academically
Inadequate instruction is eliminated as a reason for low performance
May be delivered by a reading specialist, paraprofessional, general education teacher, or other trained personnel
Serves the fewest number of students
Targeted small-group instruction is often used

There are many ways to make the instruction more effective and more intensive. One practice for doing so is to reduce the group size. The students have more opportunities to respond and get feedback.

All students receive a brief assessment

All students receive effective instruction

Can include formal assessment for special education

Consistently provides individualized instruction

Delivered when initial Tier 1 instruction is insufficient to promote adequate progress

Identifies students who are struggling academically

Inadequate instruction is eliminated as a reason for low performance

May be delivered by a reading specialist, paraprofessional, general education teacher, or other trained personnel

Serves the fewest number of students

Targeted small-group instruction is often used