• Academic Implementation


    The school can organize its intervention efforts into 3 levels, or Tiers, that represent a continuum of increasing intensity of support.   (Kovaleski, 2003; Vaughn, 2003).


    • Tier I (75-85%)- Universal intervention: Available to all students  

                            Example: Additional classroom literacy instruction


    • Tier II (10-25%)- Individualized Intervention: Students who need additional support than peers are given individual intervention plans.

                     Example: Supplemental peer tutoring in reading to increase fluency


    • Tier III (5-10%)- Intensive Intervention: Students whose intervention needs are greater than general education can meet may be referred for more intensive services.

                     Example: Special Education