Pearson – Wellbeing in Schools: Response to Intervention (RTI)



not all students learn at the same pace or in the same way research tells us up to 30% of students are struggling with their schoolwork so how can we bridge the gap there's a simple approach that can help it's called response to intervention or RTI for short RTI can help schools spots struggling students early on and use targeted teaching to help them catch up so how does it work it's a three-tier approach it's all about getting a snapshot of where students are at and giving them the support they need to succeed tier 1 is approximately 80% of students kits in this tier respond well to general classroom instruction and only need minor adjustments like extra time or help with their pencil grip tier 2 is approximately 15% of students kids in this tier needs small group intervention to help them catch up to their peers this could be through a small literacy maths or social skills group around two to three times a week Tier three is only 5% of the class it's usually the students who go through interventions in Tier one and two without making major progress these kids will need a referral to an allied health professional to understand the cause of their learning difficulty seems pretty straightforward right but a lot of schools are skipping over tier two which ends up in long waiting lists for allied health services and students falling further and further behind in their learning using practical assessment tools at each tier will help you identify the kids who are experiencing difficulties and where their difficulties are ultimately setting them on a brighter path to better learning a wide range of assessment tools can be used in schools some of which take only a few minutes to administer such as the self-five screener rack 5 and SS eius SEL follow us on a journey to find out more we're here to help make sure every student reaches their learning potential

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