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ERIC Number: ED502201
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 73
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 71
A Tiered Instructional Approach to Support Achievement for All Students: Maryland's Response to Intervention Framework
Maryland State Department of Education
This document provides guidance for establishing a tiered instructional approach to support the achievement of all students in Maryland public school, particularly those not demonstrating mastery of grade level content. The framework includes student screening, identification of specific learning needs, provision of appropriate instruction aligned to identified needs and evaluation of student progress. This guidance supports each of the five priorities of the Maryland State Department of Education: (1) Improving student achievement; (2) Building educator capacity to improve achievement; (3) Building an aligned, understandable system of instruction, curriculum and assessment; (4) Fostering positive school environments; and (5) Involving families in education. The document includes: (1) a description of a suggested tiered instructional approach to support achievement for all students that may be implemented as an essential component of the response to intervention process; (2) guidance for the local school system option to use the response to intervention process for identifying specific learning disabilities; and (3) a description of the process followed by a broad-based group of Maryland stakeholders to develop this document for use by local school system professionals. This document is based on current research foundations and best practice knowledge. Five appendixes are included: (1) Tiered Instructional Approach to Support Achievement for All Students (Response to Intervention) Task Force Process; (2) Task Force Membership; (3) Bibliography; (4) Glossary; and (5) Resources. (Contains 1 figure.) [This report represents a collaborative effort of the Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services; Division of Instruction; and Division of Student, Family, and School Support.]
Maryland State Department of Education. 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. Tel: 410-767-0600; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED); Mid-South Regional Resource Center
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Department of Education
Identifiers - Location: Maryland