Interventions in an RtI Framework Supplement the General CurriculumTier 1: All Students Participate Tier 2: Few Students Participate
It is important to realize that students who receive targeted, Tier 2 interventions continue to participate in general Tier 1 instruction. Tier 2 interventions do not replace the core curriculum, they supplement it. By taking part in both general and targeted instruction, the learning opportunities for these students are extended.
|Under RtI, Learning Opportunities Are Extended||Tier 3: Very Few Students Participate|
If even the most intensive interventions available are not effective in helping a student make sufficient progress, the team will then move towards an evaluation for special ed. By this point, the team will be confident that they've exhausted all instructional possibilities available to a student within general ed, before moving to a special ed placement. And they'll have documented the student's response to each intervention along the way, so they'll have a useful record of which aspects of attempted interventions have worked well for the student, and which have not. Even when a student's learning challenges require movement among the tiers during the intervention process, the school team remains focused on instructional variables, and the role of these variables in making the student more successful.