What is it?
Tier 2 intervention is provided to students who are not making adequate progress with Tier 1 instruction. Tier 2 intervention is provided as supplemental, or in addition, to Tier 1 instruction and should also be informed by student data, evidence-based, and target specific student needs. Tier 2 offers more focused instruction in order to:
- Remediate skill deficits
- Pre-teach and review skills for Tier 1 lessons
- Provide multiple opportunities to practice
- Provide immediate corrective feedback
Tier 2 intervention scheduling and delivery will vary based on school setting and needs. Typically, Tier 2 instruction is delivered in small groups ranging in size from three to five students and provided daily for 30-45 minutes for a duration of 10-12 weeks minimum. It can be provided by a general education teacher or specialized educator or personnel. Progress monitoring data should be recorded at least once every one to two weeks for all students in Tier 2 intervention to track their progress. This data will help determine if the student is making sufficient progress with the Tier 2 intervention, should remain in Tier 2 intervention after the 10-12 week period, needs an increase in the intensity of the intervention, or may require individualized, intensive intervention through Tier 3.
National Center on Intensive Intervention (NCII) resource – Tier 2 Academic Interventions Tools Chart which provides a searchable database of intervention tools with evidence-based ratings and research information