What exactly IS Tier II intervention?
Tier II intervention is part of a broader system called Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS). There are three tiers in MTSS; Tier I, Tier II, Tier III.
Tier I instruction refers to all of the students receiving core grade-level instruction (i.e. your whole class, the whole grade level).
Tier II intervention refers to students who are not making adequate progress toward grade-level expectations with their core instruction. They are pulled outside of their core instructional time for extra, intensive interventions in a small group setting.
Tier III intervention refers to students who have received Tier I and Tier II instruction, and are still not making adequate progress. These students receive additional or unique individualized instruction to support their learning (i.e. students with Individualized Education Plans (IEP’s) ).
Are you needing to start an intervention group, but not sure where to start? Keep reading for some more logistics.
Students who have received core grade-level instruction, and are not making adequate progress.
It is extra instruction that is specifically targeted to the skills and standards that the student is not making progress in.
Tier II instruction should take place 30 minutes a day, five days a week.
It can take place anywhere there is space for a small group of students to work (with as few distractions as possible).
Tier II instruction can be given by a specialist who is trained in that content area (Reading, Math..etc) or simply a certificated teacher.