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Best Practices at Tier 3

Best Practices at Tier 3

Intensive Interventions for Remediation, Elementary

By: Paula Rogers, W. Richard Smith, Austin Buffum, Mike Mattos

Created for educators of grades K–5, this resource outlines how to implement intensive interventions at Tier 3 of the RTI at Work™ process. Engage in best practices in teaching and K–5 learning when providing behavioral interventions.

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An RTI model guide for implementing Tier 3 interventions in primary school classrooms

Meet the needs of students who have fallen the furthest behind. Created for elementary school educators, this guide details how to implement intensive interventions at Tier 3 of the RTI at Work™ process. Discover practices and strategies to intervene successfully when students struggle with core content, as well as with foundational skills from previous school years. .

Your guide to implementing Tier 3 in an elementary multitiered system of supports:

  • Study the critical elements of the RTI at Work™ process.
  • Understand the role of teams, specifically the leadership and intervention teams, in implementing Tier 3 interventions.
  • Learn how to collaboratively design and deliver instruction to students needing intensive intervention with a multitiered system of support (MTSS).
  • Examine the role of assessment at Tier 3 and discover strategies for using assessment data to monitor learning.
  • Acquire best practices for delivering intensive behavior interventions according to the RTI at Work process.

The RTI at Work inverted pyramid is designed to continually focus a school’s collective attention and resources to a single point: the individual child.

Access to an essential grade-level curriculum that embeds ongoing monitoring for all students

Immediate and targeted behavior and academic interventions systematically applied and monitored for any students not mastering the core curriculum

Intensive interventions and remediation focused on closing gaps in learning

Related Topics

Instruction RTI at Work™ Response to Intervention

Additional Information

Product Code: BKF747

ISBN: 9781943874392

Published By: Solution Tree

Page Count: 264

“In Best Practices at Tier 3, the authors provide specific, proven instructional practices and processes that will immediately improve a school’s Tier 3 intensive interventions. This book calls out the roles and responsibilities of a school’s leadership and intervention teams to identify and support students’ targeted needs, prioritize resources, and ensure proper intervention intensity. I was able to take these actions and immediately implement them in the schools I support.”

John Hannigan, executive leadership coach, Office of the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools, California

“For schools and districts challenged by the question, ‘What makes Tier 3 effective?,’ this essential guide provides the answers. In Best Practices at Tier 3, the authors offer helpful strategies and case studies that clearly articulate how to build Tier 3 systems and supports on a strong foundation of Tier 1. Intentional, actionable and real-life ... this book provides educators with the tools they need to ensure stakeholders are committed to the success of all students.”

Vanessa Hilton, chief academic officer, Pasco County School, Florida

“Easy to read, practical and user-friendly, Best Practices at Tier 3 provides readers with tools, tips, and scenarios to help create intensive interventions at Tier 3 while continuing to build solid Tier 1 and 2 grade-level instruction and interventions. This fabulous book leaves no stone unturned while revisiting the essential elements of Buffum and Mattos’s previous RTI at Work™ resources to ensure common language, knowledge, and expectations throughout the book.”

Brian Butler, educational consultant and retired principal

“I am excited for this book, Best Practices at Tier 3, to be in the hands of educators everywhere. Combining the experience of serving as practitioners with years of research and implementation, the authors offer tools and strategies designed to accelerate and provide critical considerations for implementation of meaningful and effective interventions. This book serves as a guide to help educators learn how to improve their school’s Tier 3 intensive interventions so students receive the support they need to learn at the highest levels. By implementing an effective RTI model and supportive professional learning community process, students will receive the support they need to be successful. There is no doubt that this book can change the course of success for many students in years to come!”

Belinda Neal, associate executive director for instruction, Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA)

Best Practices at Tier 3 nails understanding the complexity of RTI’s Tier 3 and making successful implementation happen. As schools grapple with how to make high levels of learning for all not just a saying but a reality, the authors provide readers with everything they need to greatly improve the effectiveness of their Tier 3 interventions. Beginning by carefully explaining the rationale and connecting it to ongoing research, the authors provide a multitude of tools, protocols, and considerations for site leaders, leadership teams, and intervention teams to use, guide, and enhance their Tier 3 intensive efforts. Setting the stage through their personal experiences and real examples, the authors outline key actions to take and offer multiple turnkey tools and protocols that can be implemented immediately. Whether you’re a district leader, site leader, member of a school leadership team, member of a school intervention team, or simply want to improve your RTI Tier 3 effectiveness, this is the new RTI must-have book.”

Jon Yost, retired associate superintendent of curriculum and instruction, Sanger Unified School District, California

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