High school graduation is of critical importance to the prospects of students in the United States. For many, the national graduation rate is the ultimate measurement of the effectiveness of the nation’s school system, which is why it is important to periodically check in with the available stations in the U.S. and to determine what can be done to make sure that every student has as bright a future as possible.
Across the country, educators are committed to providing early intervention to address deficits in student learning before they ever have a chance to widen. Whether your school or district subscribes to one of the more common response to intervention (RTI) or multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) models or finds one of the many other flavors of intervention to be the right fit, there are some common factors to consider that will ensure a successful program. Now, heading into yet another new school year, it’s more important than ever that you are well equipped with proven program options to help meet the level of support each tier requires.
Research has shown that when it comes to education, seat time equates to success. These results are causing many schools and districts to reevaluate their approaches to discipline, particularly any forms that remove the student from the classroom for an extended period of time. While there are certain behaviors that will always merit such a response, there are ways of instructing a child on appropriate school behaviors while minimizing disruption to the student’s educational programming.
Many U.S. states subscribe to an early-warning intervention model of some kind to help support the unique needs of students. Whether it’s called RTI, RTI2, MTSS, or something else altogether, there are core elements and best practices that run throughout each approach to intervention. Today, we’ll unpack five best practices for your intervention program (no matter which model you subscribe to), using Tennessee’s state-mandated RTI2 as our guide.
September is Attendance Awareness Month, and as schools gear up for the new school year, it’s a great time to double down on attendance policies to help build good habits for students from the very beginning. While many states are focusing on combatting chronic absenteeism as a part of their ESSA plans, it’s important for administrators to be armed with the resources necessary to create a plan of attack.
A successful intervention program can make a difference for struggling students and help them get back on track. With so much recent research on student intervention as well as trends that seem to pop up every minute, it can be hard to determine what truly makes an intervention program effective. While you’re working on improving your intervention program for the upcoming school year, be sure to keep these six tips in mind:
Nationally, about 7 million students miss at least 15 days of school per year This equates to about one in every seven students. The reality for these chronically absent students is tough. Missing so many days of school can have negative impacts, such as falling behind, failing classes, and not graduating.
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