• Supplemental and Intensive Support


    For students who are identified as at risk, it may be necessary to provide supplemental or intensive support above and beyond core instruction. Standard Treatment Protocols are supports that are well specified and have been shown to work with with large numbers of students.  They are well defined procedures, materials and practices that allow quick access for students in need. The same practices are used for all students with similar academic, behavioral or social/emotional needs.

    Standard Treatment Protocols:

    • Are time and resource efficient
    • Reduces training and support needs for school staff
    • Quicker access to support for students
    • Aligned with core instruction

    When we know what works for students who struggle with reading fluency, or a specific math concept, and these supports are set up and in place, we can quickly and efficiently provide the support and additional instruction needed. 

    Adapted from NC MTSS Module 2 - Building an Intervention System

    When determining a standard protocol approach, the following questions must be answered:

    • What do we know about best practices in literacy and/or math instruction for all students?
    • How can what we know be intensified and for students who are at risk?
    • What do we know about best practices in social/emotional or behavior instruction for all students?
    • How can our practices be intensified for students who are at risk?

    What curriculum, environment and instruction is in place that assure students at risk with similar needs can access these supports quickly and efficiently?