* PEPs may be developed at any time—you may develop for students in danger of not passing and/or as instructed by the school principal.
* Initial Referral to TAT/PSM Team use the problem solving process to determine the effectiveness or intensity of intervention supports needed by a student in order to benefit from classroom instruction. * All students referred to TAT do not have to have a separate PEP, nor are all students with PEPs automatically in TAT. However, Tier I forms must be completed for all students with a PEP or with a TAT referral.
Summary of Tier I/PEP (3-4 weeks).... · Interventions are developed by Teacher and Parent · Use ezRTI Tier I forms for PEP or initial referral to TAT · When to review interventions: For a PEP, if a student only requires monitoring, review dates are determined by teacher Review PEPs that are not effective in 3-4 wks All initial TAT/PSM referrals should be reviewed in 3-4 wks · Review PEPS and initial TAT referrals with ezRTI Tier 1B form. If Tier I is not effective, refer to Tier II.
Summary of Tier II (3-4 weeks) · Interventions developed with help of grade level team or other school specialist(s) as invited by the teacher. · PEP/Tier I Interventions are reviewed · Additional interventions suggested · Parent is invited to meeting · Progress reviewed in 3-4 weeks using Tier IIb review forms · If interventions are successful, continue. If unsuccessful refer to Tier III.
Summary of Tier III (6-8 weeks) · Student referred to the TAT/Problem Solving Team due to lack of success with Tiers I and II interventions. · TAT/Problem solving team develops new interventions which are tried for 6-8 weeks · Team prescribes any additional screenings · Team must use research based interventions and progress monitoring tools from ezRTI or a similar graphing program showing clear baseline, aim-line, and intervention changes during the intervention process. · Outcomes are reviewed using Tier IIIC forms.