Our school has decided to implement a Response to Intervention (RtI) program this year. We are targeting math and reading...the challenge is that our school is tiny and we only have one teacher per subject for grades 7-12. So, most of the 7-12 teachers have gathered this summer and we have split into two teams - math and reading. I will have 4-5 teachers working on the math team with me and below is our plan:

**Math will focus on the following standards**
First Quarter – Numbers and Operations and Measurement

Second Quarter – Algebra and Patterns and Measurement

Third Quarter – Geometry and Measurement

Fourth Quarter – Data, Statistics, and Probability and Measurement

*We have a partial block schedule so grades 7-9 will have Math RtI on Purple Days and grades 10-11 will have Math RtI on White Days. I have identified essential standards within each major standard and each teacher will focus on one of the essential standards each quarter. Students will rotate from one teacher to the next after 4-5 days of instruction on a particular essential standard. Since we all prep 6 different core classes every day, this keeps our prep time for RtI manageable and allows us to do one concept really well.

**Student Placement for Math**

Students will initially be identified as in need of intervention based on the most current MAP score (Spring 2011). Students who score below the 66^{th} percentile on a particular standard will take a pre-test on the standard to confirm their need of an intervention. If a student scores above an **80%** on the pre-test that student will be exempt from the intervention on that standard. Teachers will also make decisions to include or exempt a student based on observations, classroom performance, and state standardized test scores.

**Leaving RtI**

Students will be given a post-test at the end of each quarter. Teachers will discuss individual students who are not demonstrating progress and modify the intervention as appropriate. Students who demonstrate proficiency based on formative assessments and an 80% or higher on the post-test may no longer qualify for the intervention. Students will have the opportunity to move from the intervention to service learning at midterm if they score an **87%** or higher on the midterm assessment and have earned at least 90% of the engagements points.

** 2012 Seniors**** **

This years seniors will not be part of the RtI program. They will have the opportunity to earn a senior privilege based on class work completion and attendance. Power school will be checked every Monday morning. If a senior does not have any missing assignments and was not tardy or absent for any reason the previous week then that senior may leave the school building after 7^{th} hour. If the student does not meet the criteria then he or she will report to the library for 8^{th} hour. Failure to comply will result in the loss of senior privileges for the remainder of the semester and the student will be referred to the discipline matrix.

**Students Exempt from RtI**

Students that are exempt from intervention will participate in service learning projects (SALT).

**Teacher collaboration**

All High School teachers will collaborate every other Wednesday. On those days students will participate in service learning projects, career presentations or other speakers/presentations.

Our plan seems to be working on paper and all of us on the math team are working on our essential standard for the first quarter. I am hopeful that this intervention will have a positive impact on our students and I'll keep you posted on modifications and lessons that we develop.