Tier 3, known as “Intensive Intervention,”is for an estimated 1-5% of
students that need individualized and/or very small-group instruction
that is highly focused, in addition to Tiers 1 and 2, and designed to
accelerate student progress. For Tier 3, we use Language! 4th edition,
which is different from Tier1 and Tier 2 because data indicate that
academicor behavioral progress is delayed despite well-implemented
instruction/intervention. Progress monitoring at Tier 3 is more frequent.
These assessments provide in-depth information about a student’s
instructional needs and are used to identify academic deficits.
In addition, close monitoring allows for the adjustment of curricula and
instruction/intervention. Tier 3 services are not synonymous with
special education services, but rather a critical step in providing
intensive intervention so that students have an additional opportunity
to succeed and learn. Within the District’s tiered approach to instruction
and intervention, the intensity, frequency, and duration of support
increases and student-teacher ratio decreases as students move up
Student performance is monitored closely to evaluate progress and the
effectiveness of all instruction and intervention. Intensity, frequency,
duration of support, and student-teacher ratio changes as the students
move through the tiers, as does the frequency of progress monitoring.
This multi-tiered framework is a continuum of instruction and
intervention where an individual student may simultaneously
receive differentiated instruction in varying intensity in Tiers 1, 2, and
3 in order to match learning supports to both academic and behavioral/