Classroom Examples

Tier 1 Examples


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Marissa is the lead teacher in a blended Head Start/public pre-kindergarten classroom with 18 children enrolled. The public-school based program in which she works is a licensed program with good overall quality, based on several measures of program quality and the state’s rated license. Marissa’s program is enrolled in a self-study, an initial step in achieving NAEYC accreditation.

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Tier 2 Examples


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Rashad is one of several children who did not meet key benchmarks in early literacy skills in the class-wide screening. Even though Rashad is outgoing and friendly, Marissa has observed that he has difficulty paying attention during read-aloud activities and shows little interest in books, letters, or writing activities.

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Tier 3 Examples


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Following the two-month Tier 2 intervention period, progress monitoring results based on both level and rate of learning showed that three of the four children had made sufficient progress. One child, Rashad, had made progress in some areas such as showing an interest in literacy activities and paying attention during storybook reading, but he continued to lag behind his peers in other key literacy skills such as letter sound awareness and vocabulary development.

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Recognition: Universal Screening & Progress Monitoring

Watch this video and observe how the teachers use handheld devices to gather assessment information on children’s language and literacy skills.

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Response: Tier 2 Small-Group Intervention Lessons

Watch this video and observe the teachers as they conduct small-group lessons targeting language and literacy skills. 

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Collaborative Problem-Solving

Watch this video and observe how pre-k teachers who are implementing the R&R model reflect on classroom practices and support each other though collaborative problem-solving. 

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