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Tiered Prevention Model

Multi-Tiered Intervention, more commonly referred to as Response to Intervention (RtI), has recently come under much greater scrutiny in education circles, providing educators with a framework to identify and address students’ academic and behavioral needs through a multi-level, data-driven approach. We will examine some key components of MTI such as Universal Instruction (Tier 1), Targeted Instruction (Tier 2) and Intensive Instruction (Tier 3), evidence based practice monitoring progress tracking problem solving/decision making at each tier level in depth in this blog post!

Tier One: Universal Instruction (Universal Design for Learning).

Universal Instruction (or Tier 1, or Preventive Instruction) is the initial stage in MTI that strives to deliver high-quality instruction across the board and reduce additional support needs for all students. Use of evidence-based practices helps guarantee students receive effective instruction; differentiated instruction allows educators to tailor instruction specifically towards meeting each child’s unique learning needs; progress monitoring also plays an essential part, enabling teachers to monitor student development regularly and adjust instructions as necessary.

Tier Two of Instruction is Targeted Instruction (Small Group Instruction).

Targeted Instruction, also referred to as Tier 2 or Targeted Intervention, is the second level of intervention and designed for students at risk or experiencing academic or behavioural challenges. A popular form of targeted instruction within Tier 2 is small group instruction as this allows educators to provide more intensive, targeted teaching methods on smaller student populations. To be truly effective for targeted interventions to work well for all involved; evidence-based practices must also be in place in this tier and progress monitoring is key when making data-driven decisions on whether their effectiveness needs to continue or alteration or modification accordingly.

Tier 3: Intensive Instruction (Personalized Instruction).

Tier 3, often known as intensive intervention, provides additional and personalized help for students needing additional academic or behavioral progress. Evidence-based practices ensure intensive interventions benefit their recipients. Tier 3 involves educators working collaboratively together in developing personalized intervention strategies tailored specifically to individual student’s specific needs and data.

Progress Monitoring
Progress monitoring is an integral component of MTI framework as it allows educators to regularly assess student learning and progress and use that information for making informed decisions about instructional strategies and intervention needs for individual students. Progress monitoring takes many forms such as formal or informal assessments, observations or performance data collection.

Problem Solving and Decision-Making.

Problem Solving and Decision-Making (PSDM) are also central elements of MTI. Teachers and other educational professionals use data gleaned from progress monitoring, among other sources, to analyze which interventions work for which students. With the team approach employed herein enabling timely interventions designed to support student success – something MTI excels at doing!

Multi-Tiered Intervention provides a comprehensive framework to support student learning through data collection and analysis. By emphasizing evidence-based practices, progress monitoring, problem solving/decision making at each tier and problem-solving/decision making as key components, educators are better able to address academic and behavioral challenges and ultimately foster better student outcomes.


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