What Are the Pyramids of Intervention?Pyramids of Interventions is a systematic approach for providing student interventions. It identifies struggling students before they fall behind and provides support throughout the educational process.Tier 1: The Standards Based LearningThis tier addresses the needs of the regular classroom based on Georgia Performance Standards. Teachers use research-based strategies and on-going assessment to check student progress. Flexible grouping and differeniated instruction allows the classroom teacher to provide for individual students' needs.Tier 2: Students that are not being successful in Tier 2 would receive more focussed instruction. This instruction may be provided through smaller flexible groups, Early Intervention or Title 1 services. Progress is monitored frequently to determine response to intervention.Tier 3: Students that are not being successful in Tier 3 would be referred by their teacher to the Student Support Team. Periodic meetings would be held with the parent, teacher, and SST to implement a plan for supplemental instruction. Progress is monitored frequently to determine response to intervention. If adequate progress is not made the student may be referred for further evaluation.
Last Modified on August 17, 2009