Columbia School District

SRBI

Scientific Research-Based Interventions

SRBI are a way to provide support and instruction to children who are struggling to learn. A child's progress is studied and findings are used to make decisions about teaching and other learning supports.

SRBI are most commonly used in addressing academic needs in the areas of reading and math. A continuum of support is developed by school districts and programs to meet the needs of the children they serve.

The SRBI framework has three tiers. Each tier provides differing kinds and degrees of support.

Coaches

Dawn Bedard, Math Coach & Interventionist

Carla Croteau, Science Coach & Interventionist

Kristen Maltese, Literacy Coach & Interventionist

Paraeducators

Kristen Bacon, Reading Interventionist

Bob Lazzari, Math Interventionist

Sally Medeiros, Math Interventionist

Tier 1

All children receive high quality curriculum and instruction in the general education classroom or program.

Tier 2

The school or program provides help for children who need more support than they are receiving from the general curriculum. This support usually occurs in a small group pull-out setting with specific goals set for each child.

Tier 3

The school or program provides more individualized instruction for children who need the most support. This support usually occurs more frequently in either a small group or individual pull-out setting with specific goals set for each child.

Math SRBI Tiers 2 & 3

Tier 2 and Tier 3 Math SRBI take place in addition to the regularly scheduled math time. A student is determined to be in need of these levels of math support in several ways. District assessments (i-Ready Math) are given school wide in September, February, and May. Discussions with classroom teachers are ongoing and referrals are noted.

If the data shows that the student has significant weaknesses, individual diagnostic testing is done by SRBI teachers. Meetings with administration take place in September, February, and June to review data and make placement decisions. At this time students may need to begin initial or continued Tier 2 support, move to Tier 3 support implemented by an SRBI interventionist, or be exited from support services.

Instructional materials consist of a combination of resources in text form, directly from the Ready Math Program, or online and are individualized to meet each students' needs.


English/Language Arts SRBI Tiers 2 & 3

Tier 2 and Tier 3 Reading/Language Arts SRBI take place in addition to the regularly scheduled LA time. A student is determined to be in need of these levels of Reading/Language Arts support in several ways. District assessments (i-Ready) are given school wide in September, February, and May. Discussions with classroom teachers are ongoing and referrals are noted.

If the data shows that the students has significant weaknesses, individual diagnostic testing is done by SRBI teachers. Meetings with administration take place in September, February, and June to review data and make placement decisions. At this time students may need to begin initial or continued Tier 2 support, move to Tier 3 support implemented by an SRBI interventionist, or be exited from support services.

Instructional materials consist of a combination of resources in text form or online, individualized to meet each students' needs. The main resources used are Windsor Learning's, Sonday Multisensory Reading program and Nanci Bell's Visualizing and Verbalizing Comprehension program. These program are used along with the websites Lexia, RAZ kids, ReadWorks, Reading A-Z and News ELA.