Featuring interactive exercises and user-friendly tools, this research-based guide helps educators leverage resources and build teams to improve student behavior and academic achievement schoolwide.

Delivering Intensive Individual Supports Through Tier 3

Delivering intensive individual supports through tier 3

The RTI process is an excellent tool for providing appropriate instruction and interventions for all students within a school. Tiers 1 and 2, when implemented well, should provide effective instruction for approximately 95 percent of the student body. However, there is usually a small group of individuals for whom the universal and targeted interventions do not prove effective. Tier 3 is designed to provide intensive individualized supports for these students.

Although this group usually comprises only 1-5 percent of the student body, their supports and instruction require a large percentage of the school's resources. In many schools this group accounts for 40-50 percent of all problem behaviors in the school (Stewart et al., ...

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