Tier-2 Instruction: In Elementary Mathematics, after students have had access to scaffolded instruction within a differentiated core to meet grade level standards, if students are still not making adequate progress, then students should undergo further diagnostic assessments to determine specific skill gaps in their mathematical understanding. For Tier 2 intervention ideas, please refer to the K-5 Mathematics Assessment to Intervention Guide.
Tier-3 Instruction: For elementary Mathematics, Tier 3 interventions are intensified and individualized for learners who have consistently encountered learning obstacles in traditionally formatted classroom models structured to serve various learners. With the support of intensified learning opportunities to include documented progress during monitored cycles of instruction with Tier 2 interventions, (see Elementary Mathematics Assessment Matrix above) learners have struggled to find success in meeting proficiency benchmarks, as well as, growth expectations. These students need more prescriptive opportunities to acquire number and spatial acquisition in conjunction with problem-solving in the least-restrictive environment suited to maximize student outcomes, while considering student learning needs.
Response to Intervention: Safe Spaces for Math and Literacy (Edutopia)