Students requiring intervention services often lose out on grade-level content and instruction to bolster their foundational and basic reading skills. This leaves a gap in their content knowledge and academic vocabulary growth. With the new assessments more heavily focused on nonfiction content in the areas of science and social studies, a solution is needed that does not preclude content-area instruction. With Achieve3000 programs, students complete a unique routine that allows them to:
And, all Achieve3000 lessons revolve around topics in Science and Social Studies, ensuring that students in intervention build that essential content area knowledge and vocabulary.
Any successful RtI solution incorporates a screener that provides a snapshot of all students and identifies those at risk. Achieve3000 is the only solution that offers a universal screener for reading comprehension of nonfiction text, a primary focus on the new assessments. LevelSet™, and Achieve3000’s College and Career Readiness reports are uniquely designed to identify students in need of intervention and automatically convey that information. With minimal effort and time, administrators and educators have immediate access to the data that provides clear information regarding placement for tiered instruction.
The beauty of RtI is its fluidity; students are not restricted to a particular tier of instruction, rather, they can move from one tier to the next, as their levels improve. Achieve3000’s patented technology is designed to monitor those levels and automatically adapt to them when the system detects that each student is ready for greater text complexity. At the same time, as students move through their 5-Step Literacy Routine, the system is gathering performance data, which teachers can use to identify skill deficits and to target for small-group instruction.
Successful RtI implementations are dependent on effective rotation models, which allow for small-group, teacher-led instruction that focus on specific skills deficits. Achieve3000 RtI models—ranging from 45- and 60-minute rotations for Tier II instruction to the Achieve3000 Classroom for Tier III intensive intervention—are fully equipped to support instruction in reading comprehension, writing, vocabulary, fluency, and foundation skills. For targeted and intensive intervention, Achieve3000’s family of Boost literacy solutions (KidBizBoost from grades 2-5, TeenBizBoost for grades 6-8, and EmpowerBoost for grades 9-12) provides the right combination of differentiated instruction, effective learning scaffolds, and instructional framework for educators to accelerate reading gains for students in Tier 2, Tier 3, and special education in any RtI model.