Milltown School District has developed a three-tiered Response to Intervention (RtI) model as a process of implementing high-quality research-based instruction, monitoring student progress, and adjusting instruction to meet the needs of every learner. Students who need additional support may be referred to the Intervention and Referral Services (I&RS) team for more targeted interventions.
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Tier 2: Interventions may include previous strategies as well as: assignment to academic clubs at lunch, before and/or after school instructional clubs and programs, summer camp, daily guided reading, RtI electives, and increased parental involvement.
I&RS:Intervention and Referral Services (I&RS). If a student is not making sufficient progress given the typical Tier 1 and 2 interventions, then the teacher may seek assistance from the I&RS team. The I&RS team meets monthly to brainstorm strategies and interventions to best meet individual student learning styles. Referral to the I&RS team is a proactive response to teacher or parent concerns about student progress. I&RS cases are kept open for one school year, and may be reopened by the following year's teacher, if sufficient progress is not evident.
Tier 3: Interventions at this tier become much more individualized or take on a greatly reduced teacher to student instructional ratio. Intervention may include academic modifications, targeted workbooks, study guides, behavior plans, individual counseling, a 504 Plan, Learning Assistance Plan, or a school partnership with a private counselor. Students may also be enrolled in Reading Recovery at this tier, or be scheduled into tutoring in lieu of an elective at the middle school.
A Child Study Team evaluation may be recommended by the I&RS team, if the student has not shown a satisfactory response to interventions outlined in his/her action plan.