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Tier 2 - Targeted Group Interventions
In an introductory article on Tier 2 Intervention, Lynn Fuchs of Vanderbilt University describes six key principles for designing effective preventative tutoring in mathematics. These principles stress the importance of clear, conceptually-oriented instruction that eases the learning challenge, while also emphasizing the importance of drill, practice, and cumulative review.
A quick check of all students’ current levels of performance in a content or skill area. This is administered three times per year.
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How to Develop an Effective Tier 2 System
A successful Tier 2 implementation requires a systems approach to coordinate the purpose, components, and key actions that help ensure success for the school and for the students. In her article, Evelyn Johnson outlines such an approach based on her team’s work assisting an elementary school to implement a comprehensive model of tiered service delivery focused on improving both academic and behavioral outcomes for students.
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Mathematics Intervention at the Secondary Prevention Level of a Multi-Tier Prevention System: Six Key Principles
This article describes 6 key instructional principals and some of their research underpinnings, with consideration given to how the principals can be implemented in real-world teaching contexts.
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Intervening in Pre-K: When Concerns Remain
A few children will struggle with learning, even though their teachers have provided help both individually and in small groups. When concerns still remain, then it may warrant a referral for an evaluation. This article explores important considerations as you prepare for a conversation about referral.
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What’s Your Plan? Accurate Decision Making within a Multi-Tier System of Supports: Critical Areas in Tier 2
This article examines five critical areas schools can address to improve Tier 2 supports if they find themselves struggling, offering tools and resources to assist teams in sharpening the accuracy of their Tier 2 decisions to have a positive impact on student outcomes.
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