Provides a brief, clearly explained overview of "tiered interventions" and how they are an integral part of preventing poor achievement in high school. It specifically addresses issues at the secondary level, and it provides a useful infographic that outlines the three different tiers.
This article explains the differences between the three tiers of most intervention programs. The first tier is simply the high quality curriculum delivered regularly with periodic screening. The second tier is for students not making appropriate progress who need more intensive instruction. The third tier goes even further with more individualized intervention that targets specific deficiencies.
An article that addresses the challenges that are specific to applying tiered interventions at the secondary level. It clearly identifies contextual factors that create these challenges, like graduation requirements and scheduling constraints, as well as considerations that can be useful in facing them.
After a general overview of RTI principles, this report provides specific guidance on developing the nuts and bolts of the three tiers in a high school environment. By implementing three different kinds of study hall, all interventions are able to reach the students they are designed to support.