1. Staff will understand how to develop an intervention, set goals, and monitor progress toward a goal.2. Staff will understand the SIT (Student Intervention Team) process.Objectives
• Instruction that Supplements and Intensifies classroom curriculum to meet student needs • Academic or Behavioral • A method to ensure that all students are successful in the mainstream classroomWhat is an Intervention?
• Regular teaching practices • Differentiated Instruction • Accommodations for struggling students • A way to get students into special educationWhat isn’t an Intervention?
1. Evidenced-based pedagogy2. A plan for implementation3. Criteria for successful response4. Assessment to monitor progressWhat do Interventions Include?
• What Works Clearinghouse http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/• Evidence Based Intervention Network http://www.ecu.edu/cs-cas/psyc/rileytillmant/EBI-Network-Homepage.cfm• RTI Center http://www.scred.k12.mn.us/School/Index.cfm/go:site.Page/Page:3/Area:4/index.html Evidence Based Pedagogy
• Who will deliver intervention? (classroom teacher, ESP, other support staff)• When intervention will occur? (any time other than lunch or specialist times)• Frequency & duration of intervention (10-15 minutes per day; 20 school days)• How long intervention will last? (4 – 6 weeks per intervention)Plan for Implementation
• Observable • Needs to pass the dead man’s test• Measurable • Johnny will increase from 89 to 165 words/minute by June 16, 2012 • Dante will have 2 or fewer behavior referrals per month• Reasonable • Use standard growth ratesCriteria for Successful Response
• Frequent – at least 2x/month• Simple – limited drain on teacher time• Easiest to monitor progress using standardized tools with known growth rates (e.g., CBM, DIBELS, AIMS WEB)• The number of data points will determine the duration & successAssessment to Monitor Progress
StudentInterventionTeam (SIT)Review and Update of Processesand Procedures
• Assists teachers in finding solutions to challenging problems• Utilizes a team approach to develop intervention plansWhat does SIT do?
Permanent Members as Members Needed • Principal • Special Education Staff • School Psychologist (Full Service/Connect) • Occupational Therapist • Speech/Language • SPED Teacher(s) Therapist • Student’s Teacher • Autism Behavior Consultant • Primary Teacher Rep • Gifted Ed • Intermediate Teacher Representative • SPED Coordinator • BIT • School Counselor • School Social WorkerWho is on the SIT team?
• Any student who demonstrates a behavior or skill deficit that interferes with the student’s academic progress and is not responding to Tier I & II supportsWho should be recommended?
1. Contact student’s parents to inform them.2. Complete Request for Assistance Form U:FBTEACHERSITFB SIT Form A3. Return completed form to the Principal (electronic or hard copy).How do I recommend astudent?
• SIT Team member will meet with teacher• Teacher Completes Form B• Teacher Schedules Appointment w/ SIT Team• SIT Meeting OccursWhat happens oncerecommendation is made?
• Assess your major concerns about the student• Help you to pick the most important student concerns to work on• Discuss what has already been done for interventions and base line data• Design an intervention plan and goals to help the student improve• Decide how to share information about the plan with the student’s parents• Schedule a follow-up meetingWhat happens during theSIT meeting?
• Team will evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention plan• Team will decide to fade, modify, or design a new intervention • Decision will be based on hypotheses of why the plan did or did not workWhat happens at thefollow-up meeting?