The addition of an RTI Team to Sewell Elementary and the establishment of a meeting schedule will help to ensure ongoing communication, collaboration, and effective decision-making regarding student needs (Bayat, Mindes,& Covitt, 2010). This team will enable the next phase of the action plan, which is to implement a three-tiered approach to address the specific needs of struggling students:
- The first Tier (Tier I) will consist of quality instructional practices occurring in the general education setting with grade-level curriculum and problem-solving strategies for addressing motivation, behavior, and accountability of all students (Fuchs et al., 2014).
- Tier II will be our targeted interventions, provided with research-based small group instructional programs occurring daily for identified students as a supplement to Tier I learning (Fuchs et al., 2014).
- Tier III will be intensive interventions provided by trained staff members to a smaller subset of identified students, consistently and in addition to both Tier I and II instruction (Fuchs et al., 2014).