RTI (Response to Intervention)
The first level of intervention is in the classroom. RTI teachers in the district have been trained in programs that provide multi-sensory phonetic instruction. Strategies for teaching comprehension and fluency are also utilized in a pull out classroom. An array of programs have been utilized to close program gaps and ongoing professional development on Differentiated Instruction occurs at every grade level.
Tier Two of the RTI program is intervention with our RTI teachers. All students entering Kindergarten are assessed by the DIBELS or the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills. Students testing in the Intensive level are candidates for our Basic Skills Program. Intervention begins by developing readiness skills. Fluency is also emphasized as part of the routine for students who receive RTI services. Comprehension is addressed as needed and is usually the main focus by middle school.
RTI in the middle school occurs during specialized lab periods and semester decisions are made about the level of intervention by both teachers, building Principal and the Director of Curriculum.
Any teacher referring a student to IRSC completes a vision checklist to determine if there are possible vision issues. Both school nurses are trained to screen for vision efficiency as well as the traditional vision acuity. Results of these screenings are given to the parents for possible referral to the pediatrician or eye doctor.
IMS IRSC Coordinator- Mrs. Stacey Boyle-Weller
IMS I&RS Coordinator-Mr. Ryan Vaux