• Wheatland School District Intervention Resources
     
    An intervention can be defined as anything a school does, above and beyond what all students receive, that helps a child succeed in school. However, effective interventions contain the following elements:
    • Research-based
    • Evidence-based
    • Explicit
    • Targeted
    • Timely
    • Administered by trained professionals
    (Adapted from: Simplifying Response to Intervention: four Essential Guiding Principles by Buffum, Mattos and Weber, 2012) 
     
    The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) also provides recommendations regarding the definition of "intensive intervention" for the purposes of making eligibility decisions related to determining the presence of a specific learning disability.  In order for an intervention to be considered "intensive" for the purposes of eligibility determinations it must meet the following requirements: 
    • Research- or Evidence-based
    • Systematic or Explicit
    • Used with individuals or small groups
    • Focus on a single set of discrete skills 
    • Targeted to the area of deficit (aligned to student need)
    • Substantial number of minutes (offered in addition to the core curriculum/instruction)
    • Implemented with fidelity and integrity 
    • Be culturally responsive
    Wheatland Center School District uses a variety of measures to engage in data-based decision making to ensure all students progress toward expected outcomes. All students are screened three times a year (fall, winter & spring) to gauge students' response to the core curriculum and instruction. Those students who are not meeting benchmarks or attaining grade-level standards will be provided additional intervention to help close this gap.We utilize the following cut-scores to place students in the appropriate groups:
    • 50% and Above - Enrichment
    • 21%ile-49%ile - Tier 2
    • 20%ile and Below - Tier 3
    The progress of each student in tier 2 and tier 3 is monitored on a consistent basis and changes are made as needed. Intervention groups are formally evaluated four times a year at student- and grade-level data meetings. Parents are notified via written letter if their child is participating in a tier 2 or tier 3 intervention. Progress monitoring reports are sent home at the end of each intervention period.
     
    Academic Intervention Matrix 
     

    Tier 1 Interventions

    Skills Targeted

    Grade Levels

    Early Literacy & Reading

    Ladders to Literacy

    PA, Phonics, Vocabulary

    K

    PALS

    PA, Fluency, Comprehension

    K-5

    Compass Odyssey

    PA, Phonics, Vocabulary, Comprehension

    K-8

    Cover Copy Compare

    Vocabulary/Spelling

    open

    Nuclear Reading Intervention

    Fluency

    1st-6th

    Peer Tutoring

    Fluency

    open

    Incremental Rehearsal

    Vocabulary Development/Sight Words

    open

    Words Their Way

    Spelling, Decoding, Word Recognition

    K-5

    Advanced Story Mapping

    Comprehension

    open

    Reading Comprehension Intervention

    Comprehension

    For Fluent Readers

    Tier 2 Interventions

    Road to the Code

    PA & Phonics

    K-1

    Road to Reading

    Phonics, Vocabulary, Fluency

    1st-2nd

    6-Minute Solution

    Fluency & Comprehension

    open

    Sight Word Readers

    Word Recognition & Fluency

    K-2

    Words Their Way

    Spelling, Decoding, Word Recognition

    K-3

    Fast ForWord

    Phonology, Spelling, Vocabulary & Comprehension

    3rd-8th

    Reading Assistant

    Fluency & Comprehension

    1st-8th

    Compass Odyssey

    PA, Phonics, Vocabulary, Comprehension

    K-8

    Guided Reading Plus

    Phonics, Fluency, Comprehension

    open

    Tier 3 Interventions

    Early Intervention in Reading (SRA)

    PA, Vocabulary, Fluency, Comprehension

    K-2

    SRA Decoding

    PA, Phonics, Vocabulary, Fluency, Comprehension

    3rd-8th

    SRA Comprehension

    Vocabulary & Comprehension

    3rd-8th

    6-Minute Solution

    Fluency & Comprehension

    1st-8th

    Fast ForWord

    Phonology, Spelling, Vocabulary & Comprehension

    3rd-8th

    Reading Assistant

    Fluency & Comprehension

    1st-8th

    Breaking the Code

    Phonics-based intervention designed for students 2 or more grade levels behind

    4th-8th

    Early Numeracy & Math

    Tier 1 Interventions

    Skills Targeted

    Grade Levels

    Compass Odyssey

    Early Numeracy, Computation, Reasoning

    K-8

    Touch Math

    Computation

    K-8

    PALS

    Early Numeracy, Computation, Fluency

    K-5

    Cover-Copy-Compare

    Math Fact Fluency

    Open

    Class-wide Math Intervention

    Computation/Fluency

    Open

    Tier 2 Interventions

    Compass Odyssey

    Early Numeracy, Computation, Reasoning

    K-8

    Academy of Math

    Number Sense through Pre-Algebra

    2nd-8th

    Pirate Math

    Computation & Reasoning

    3rd & 4th

    Tier 3 Interventions

     

    Focus Math

    Early Numeracy, Computation, Reasoning

    Academy of Math

    Number Sense through Pre-Algebra

    2nd-8th

     
    Writing Interventions:  We are currently in the development stages regarding universal screening and measurement in the area of writing.