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 

Early Literacy & Reading

Early Numeracy & Math

Tier 1 Interventions

Ladders to Literacy

PALS

Compass Odyssey

Cover Copy Compare

Nuclear Reading Intervention

Peer Tutoring

Incremental Rehearsal

Words Their Way

Advanced Story Mapping

Reading Comprehension Intervention

Tier 2 Interventions

Road to the Code

Road to Reading

6-Minute Solution

Sight Word Readers

Words Their Way

Fast ForWord

Reading Assistant

Compass Odyssey

Guided Reading Plus

Tier 3 Interventions

Early Intervention in Reading (SRA)

SRA Decoding

SRA Comprehension

6-Minute Solution

Fast ForWord

Reading Assistant

Breaking the Code

Tier 1 Interventions

Compass Odyssey

Touch Math

PALS

Cover-Copy-Compare

Class-wide Math Intervention

Tier 2 Interventions

Compass Odyssey

Academy of Math

Pirate Math

Tier 3 Interventions

Focus Math

Academy of Math

Skills Targeted

PA, Phonics, Vocabulary

PA, Fluency, Comprehension

PA, Phonics, Vocabulary, Comprehension

Vocabulary/Spelling

Fluency

Fluency

Vocabulary Development/Sight Words

Spelling, Decoding, Word Recognition

Comprehension

Comprehension

PA & Phonics

Phonics, Vocabulary, Fluency

Fluency & Comprehension

Word Recognition & Fluency

Spelling, Decoding, Word Recognition

Phonology, Spelling, Vocabulary & Comprehension

Fluency & Comprehension

PA, Phonics, Vocabulary, Comprehension

Phonics, Fluency, Comprehension

PA, Vocabulary, Fluency, Comprehension

PA, Phonics, Vocabulary, Fluency, Comprehension

Vocabulary & Comprehension

Fluency & Comprehension

Phonology, Spelling, Vocabulary & Comprehension

Fluency & Comprehension

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

Skills Targeted

Early Numeracy, Computation, Reasoning

Computation

Early Numeracy, Computation, Fluency

Math Fact Fluency

Computation/Fluency

Early Numeracy, Computation, Reasoning

Number Sense through Pre-Algebra

Computation & Reasoning

Early Numeracy, Computation, Reasoning

Number Sense through Pre-Algebra

Grade Levels

K

K-5

K-8

open

1st-6th

open

open

K-5

open

For Fluent Readers

K-1

1st-2nd

open

K-2

K-3

3rd-8th

1st-8th

K-8

open

K-2

3rd-8th

3rd-8th

1st-8th

3rd-8th

1st-8th

4th-8th

Grade Levels

K-8

K-8

K-5

Open

Open

K-8

2nd-8th

3rd & 4th

2nd-8th

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