secondary reading intervention framework: Granite School District
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Placement

Placement

Because reading intervention classes are designed to meet specific needs and often include small group instruction, the more intensive the intervention, the smaller the class size should be.

Students will be placed in Tier 2 reading classes based on results from a combination of three of the following indicators: fluency testing, CRT scores, teacher recommendations and/or reading comprehension placement tests. For example, students with fluency scores between 80-120 CWPM, scoring 2-3 grade levels below their current grade on the reading comprehension tests, and score at partial mastery in reading on end-of-year CRT language arts tests should be considered for Tier 2 intervention. As teachers compare these multiple measures, a clearer picture of the student's true reading ability can be seen. The triangulation of this data (use of three different measures) will provide strong evidence for proper placement of students in intervention classes. Students may also qualify through special education testing.

Students scoring less than 80 CWPM in oral reading fluency, more than 3 grade levels below their current grade in comprehension, and/or minimal mastery on the end-of-year CRT test should be considered for Tier 3 intervention. Students may also be referred for special education testing.

 

                        
Three-Tier Model