RtI-Literacy

Tier 1:

  • RtI Tier 1 focuses on the Core Curriculum. In this iter, literacy programs and resources, assessments, literacy block structure and instructional methods are identified along with student performance goals, best practices, and universal strategies.

  • Core Curriculum:

    • K-2: SuperKids

    • 3-5: Wonders

    • 6-8: Engage New York

    • 9-12…...

  • Differentiation:


​Tier 2 Interventions:

  • Some students will not respond to Tier 1 Supports alone, and will be in need of Tier 2 Interventions focused on their Literacy growth.The Wausau School District uses AIMSweb to Universally Screen all students K-6th grade three times per year.  Students who score in the bottom 24th % of their AIMSweb measure for literacy by grade level are eligible to receive an intervention.  Each grade level needs to analyze their students AIMSweb scores and determine if the students in the bottom 24th % should participate in an intervention.

  • Current interventions for literacy skill weaknesses in Tier 2 include explicit, systematic instruction in small groups or approved research based computer programs. Interventions are skill specific and matched to meet the needs of each group based on results of continuous progress monitoring.  

  • Literacy interventions at the Tier 2 level must occur according to the program fidelity recommendations.

  • Progress monitoring must occur weekly and should be entered into the AIMSweb system.

  • The intervention is conducted by the classroom teacher, a specialized teacher, or an external interventionist. The intervention must occur outside of the core instructional time.