Response to Intervention
Response to intervention is a tiered approach to providing instructional support to ensure that all students successfully meet educations goals. It is based upon quality whole class teaching (Tier One) with ongoing assessment of all students. Assessment data is used to promptly identify any students who may not be making expected progress and therefore require additional support. This intervention may be provided within a small group (Tier Two) or more intensively in a one to one setting (Tier Three).
Consequently the focus of the AISNSW when supporting schools to meet the needs of all students, including those with additional needs, is the quality of the whole class (Tier One) teaching.
AISNSW Student Services consultants demonstrate and promote effective tier one teaching that explicitly and systematically provides successful learning opportunities for all students. They also provide unobtrusive monitoring strategies that identify, in a timely manner, students at risk of falling behind. The particular learning that has eluded those students becomes the catalyst for prompt remedial intervention. In addition consultants support schools in identifying effective differentiated instruction matched to student needs.