Addressing cognitive, behavior, literacy, and communication issues, these instructional interventions help teachers support students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds within an RTI framework.
Chapter 1: Tier 1 Interventions
Tier 1 Interventions
Introduction to Tier 1 Instructional Focus
For all response to intervention (RTI) and response to instruction and intervention (RTII) problem-solving models, the first tier consists of general education instruction in the core curriculum and content interventions, including some implemented in differentiated instructional settings administered classwide or to struggling students who are identified through universal screening and/or benchmark assessments. Instructional strategies at this level are intended to build on student strengths and create a foundation for further learning and achievement. Instruction at Tier 1 is also a time during which, as described by Esparza Brown & Doolittle (2008), baseline data through universal screening are gathered for all students and achievement is monitored regularly. Problem-solving RTI/RTII systems rely on the use of evidence-based ...