The success of any RTI (Response to Intervention) model lies in the use of tiered instruction. In the RTI/MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Supports) framework, the instruction and behavioral supports delivered to students varies on several dimensions that are related to the nature and severity of a student's difficulties. For more detailed information on RTI, read "Tiered Instruction and Intervention in a Response-to-Intervention Model".
|All students in Tier 1 require high-quality, scientifically based instruction, differentiated to meet their needs, and are screened on a periodic basis to identify struggling learners who need additional support. Navigator's education model, including the deliver of special education services, was designed to meet the needs of all students within the general education setting. The common core standards and assessments data drives instruction.
||Students not making adequate progress in the core curriculum are provided with increasingly intensive instruction matches to their needs on the basis of levels of performance and rates of progress. A successful Tier 2 implementation requires a systems approach to coordinate the purpose, components, and key actions that help ensure success for the school and for the students, Navigator teachers, through data-driven instruction and data-team meetings, identify those students needing extra support. The Tier 2 toolbox provides strategies and materials for teachers to use to help students at this level.
||At this level, students receive individualized, intensive interventions that target the students skill deficits for the remediation of existing problems and the prevention of severe problems. Children enter the learning environment with different skill sets, and an individual child's Response to Intervention (RTI) is unique and dependent on biology, social learning history, and context. To reach desired outcomes in school, Navigator Schools provides some students with additional or unique instructional strategies or interventions beyond those typically available in the general education classroom.