Scientific Research Based Interventions (SRBI)
- a continuum of support
- gives appropriate levels of interventions to students
- progress monitoring
- and family engagement
We are committed to ensuring that every student is given opportunities to reach his or her full academic and social potential. When a student is at-risk for failure and potential may be unable to graduate we begin the referral process. The team, including family, collects information about successes and concerns. With this they can develop interventions and strategies for counselors, teachers, and parents. Some of these can be done within the classroom. Others may require individualized instruction with a specialist. Most importantly is the support an adult gives at home. In order to know if the plan is succeeding we progress monitor. This is used to decide, within a reasonable amount of time, whether those interventions are working or if others should be tried. This also prevents the possibility of falsely identifying as having a disability and requiring a specialized education program. We have had a healthy success rate especially when the family is able to openly communicate and collaborate with staff.
Connecticut’s Framework for RTI, 2008
Professional development if given to faculty every year. Individual teachers, parents and staff are encouraged to work together to address concerns as early as possible.
Data collection is a part of the process from day one. Grades, observations, office referrals, attendance records, cumulative records are collected to help us understand the child better.
Universal Assessments are used with all students with national standardized testing three times per year. Currently we are using STAR Renaissance but may use other tools in the future.