In addition to monitoring and assessing students’ individual progress, a good Response to Intervention (RTI) program requires that you monitor and assess the program as a whole, as well as its individual
components. For example, are some teachers struggling more than others in their delivery of interventions, in what ways and areas, and who is well equipped to help them? Is Tier II supplemental instruction having a noticeable impact on helping students to meet their goals? Are students in Tier II or Tier III making as much progress or more than students relegated to Tier I? DnA can provide you with answers to these questions and more. Just as students are regularly trying to improve, RTI staff should demonstrate the same willingness to grow and to improve the program.
Track Progress by Placement or Starting Levels
Illuminate’s grouping feature makes it fast (and flexible) to summarize results, creating averages (or other calculations) to analyze results by group.
For example, here we are analyzing how students who began at each proficiency level have seen their proficiency levels rise or drop since their interventions began.
Track Progress by Intervention Goals
Using Illuminate’s grouping feature again, this example shows an analysis of how students who have been assigned particular intervention focus areas or goals have seen their proficiency levels rise or drop since their interventions began.
Again, charts are interactive, so you can click on a column to resort the chart, click on a column to see the data it contains, etc.
Also remember these reports are customizable, so if you want to depict percent correct on homework assessments, or grades, or any other data in the system… you can.
Track Standard Progress by Placement and Starting Levels
Using Illuminate’s grouping feature again, this example shows an analysis of how students who scored a particular percent correct on their diagnostic test and were placed in a Tier II intervention have progressed on a particular state content standard since their interventions began.
Once again, you can interact with the data and graph it to spot trends, successes, and/or areas of concern.
It Doesn’t Stop There
Modifications are also considered for intervention programs. The group analyses provided as examples above draw attention to what is working and what is not. For example, if all students are showing progress except students with goals related to reading comprehension, you should examine the curriculum and instruction these students are receiving. The "Good Instruction" lesson in this manual points out ways you can determine what is working (e.g., a teacher who excels at teaching reading comprehension who can mentor intervention teachers, curriculum used in classrooms that score higher than others, etc.).
You might also be interested in other chapters and lessons within the Illuminate Help system for assistance performing the actions described in the "RTI" manual for more help with your RTI implementation. For example, lessons in the "Assessments," "Reports," and "Summary Assessments," manuals might prove especially helpful, depending on the actions you wish to perform.