As school proceeded into the New Year, things started to change at Hamburg High School during the second week of the spring semester.

HHS has developed  a new, 25-minute Response To Intervention (RTI) approach.

RTI is a multi-tier approach to the early identification and support of students with learning and behavior needs. Now, instead of four classes per day, students and teachers will have five classes per day. In order to add a class to each day’s schedule, time was deducted from class time along with beginning the day at 7:55 a.m. instead of 8:00 a.m.

In order to implement such a program as RTI, teachers have learned about the intervention program through various actions.

To begin, HHS implemented a functioning student service team to improve the RTI program.

Next, data was gathered to implement the “PLC At Work” project.  Student data was collected in order to identify students needing instructional support.  Through RTI, students will be provided appropriate support needed for learning.

To train teachers about RTI, a building-wide professional development course featuring teaching strategies and classroom engagement was offered by the district on site and required for the school year. 

During the RTI period each day, teachers will offer students the opportunity to attend tutoring on needed assignments across all subjects.

The Goal of this program is to identify students in need of instructional support and provide them the appropriate support. The completion date for the program is April 20.

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