The mission of Intervention and Student Support is to assist administration, educators, parents, students, and all other stakeholders in supporting and enriching each of our students in their efforts to receive a high school diploma and access post secondary learning opportunities.
Response To Intervention-and the Pyramid of Interventions
The Pyramid of Interventions was introduced by the Georgia Department of Education in 2006 as part of our state wide school improvement plan. Its goal is to provide a framework to assist individual school systems in meeting the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and the 2004 reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
More specific information on the Georgia Pyramid of Interventions can be found at the Georgia Department of Education.
How will RTI benefit the children of McIntosh County Schools?
Response to Intervention or RTI is the foundation for the Georgia Pyramid of Interventions. It composes the first three tiers of the pyramid and provides a step by step process of identifying struggling students for targeted assistance and interventions, before they fail.
RTI revolves around the idea that it is better to identify and provide assistance to a student before they experience failure. The McIntosh County School system will use a series of quick universal screenings that have been nationally normed in key literacy areas such as reading, mathematics, and written expression. Each universal screening will take less than 5 minutes per child to administer which should not to interfere with valuable instructional time.
Parents will be provided easy to read reports that will detail their student's progress. In addition, the screenings allow for immediate identification of students not progressing at the expected rate for their age or grade level. As these students are identified, appropriate interventions can be put in place immediately with more frequent progress monitoring to ensure success come the spring.
For more information you can contact David White, School Psychologist & Section 504/RTI Coordinator for McIntosh County Schools by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org.