Westport Community Schools

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Response to Intervention

  • Research-based Assessment System:  The WCS uses assessment tools with established reliability, validity, and utility (a) to universally screen students in early literacy, reading, early numeracy, and math, (b) to regularly monitor students who are at risk for developing severe learning problems, and (c) to further assess students’ specific skills to gauge whether skill deficits are contributing to incompetence within a major academic domain (e.g., reading).
  • Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)The WCS is committed to a MTSS which includes the following components: (a) teacher-led, regularly delivered, skill specific, Tier 1 small-group instruction; (b) adult-led, regularly delivered, push in, Tier 2 small-group support services; (c) adult-led, regularly delivered, pull out, Tier 3 small-group support services; (d) meaningful, engaging student-led collaborative practice activities; and (e) meaningful, engaging student-led independent practice activities. It should be emphasized that Tier 2 and Tier 3 support services are based on and tailored to the specific needs of diverse learners.
  • Response to Intervention Meetings (Pre-referral Problem Solving)The WCS uses a RtI Meeting process which encompasses an innovative and proactive approach to supporting teachers and other school personnel in their efforts to accommodate increasingly diverse learners within the general education setting. Teams are comprised of educators with varied backgrounds who have been trained in a systematic problem solving approach focused on creating, monitoring, and refining individualized, classroom-based interventions to assist a wider range of students in regular education.


Behavior - Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
  • Description:  PBIS is a systems approach to enhancing the capacity of schools to educate all children by developing research-based, school-wide, and classroom behavior support systems. The process focuses on improving a school's ability to teach and support positive behavior for all students. PBIS is not a program or curriculum; it is a framework that allows for team-based systemic problem solving, planning, and evaluation. The primary goal of PBIS is to create a positive school climate that fosters a safe, respectful and productive learning environment where teachers can teach and students can learn.

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