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1 Norwalks New SRT Process & Documentation: Secondary Level Presentation Learning the new mechanism for moving individual students through the three tiers of the SRBI framework

2 Overview of todays presentation 1)Review - Overview of SRBI – what is it? 2)The new SRT process (SRBI Framework) – reviewing the flowchart 3)New documentation - Viewing Forms A-D and optional forms along with sample student information filled in on Forms A and B 4)Filling out Form A Request for Assistance using a current student from your school/grade level 5)How will our school transition to the new SRT process? (Form E) 6)How will these new SRT forms help us if we have to refer a child to the special education process? 7)How will this process work at our school?

3 What you will need for today A student in mind who is currently in the SRT process or who will soon be entered into the SRT process (along with his/her key academic information/scores, the Tier I interventions that have taken place in the classroom, and any supplemental services inside or outside the classroom being given). We will work together in school/grade level teams to complete a sample Form A – Request for Assistance in the new SRT process (using the SRBI framework) during the second half of this workshop.

4 A partner to help with the new SRT forms and process… If you have any questions about the new SRT forms and process, please contact your SRBI/SRT partner as noted below: Karen at NaramakeRobin at CranburyFran or Chris at Wolfpit BrooksideKendallTracey SilvermineJeffersonFox Run MarvinRowaytonColumbus Deborah Bell Johnson at Nathan Hale and Michael Pisseri at Ponus will be the SRBI/SRT partners for the middle and high schools. *Secondary level staff were trained over a period of two days in March 2010* When we work in our groups today on Form A, your SRBI/SRT partners will be available to assist the school team with the activity.

5 Overview of SRBI showing how the new SRT forms fit into the SRBI framework. As a district, we have received Professional Development on the big picture of Scientific Research-based Interventions (SRBI) which is Connecticuts version of Response to Intervention (RtI). We have all seen the pyramid showing the three tiers of the SRBI framework, a regular education initiative.

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7 The focus of the PD we have received has primarily been on the bottom of the SRBI pyramid, the school and district-wide, Tier I type interventions that we have been working on regularly at each of our schools.

8 The Norwalk s new SRT process and forms that we are discussing today will be used to complete Form A which focuses on Tier I interventions.

9 When both parts of the pyramid are placed together (school and district-wide Tier I interventions and individual Tier II and Tier III interventions), we have the means to implement the entire SRBI framework in Norwalk.

10 How were the new SRBI forms and process created and refined? Last school year Wolfpit Elementary School staff received a day long SRBI training from SERC trainer AnnMarie Dubuque. A core SRBI team from Wolfpit met again for an additional day of training with Ms. Dubuque and created the forms and flowchart that were initially used to create what you will see today. This school year, the forms have been utilized in a pilot of the new SRT process (using the SRBI framework) at Wolfpit School as they transitioned from the older SRT process to the new process. A district-wide new SRT forms committee has met numerous times this school year, utilizing forms from Nathan Hale Middle School, and a number of elementary schools in Norwalk that have been working on implementing the SRBI framework. Final forms were created for the entire K-12 system incorporating input from each of these schools, members of the forms committee and many other K-12 staff members. Ponus Ridge staff have been trained at various professional development conferences over a two year period.

11 What are the criteria for starting a student in the new SRT process? At each of our schools, all adults focused on instruction or behavior are involved in the success of each student in their care. When a student falls significantly behind in grade level expectations for his or her academics or behavior, Tier I interventions are provided in the classroom to assist the student in making progress back to grade level expectations whenever possible. When Tier I interventions are not effective or show only limited progress, (or when parents express major concerns for their children that cannot be remediated) then a teacher will need to start the process of collecting data and documenting that Tier II or Tier III interventions may be necessary. They start to fill out Form A for the new SRT Process, the Request for Assistance Form.

12 There are two main documents that drive the new SRT process… Form A – The Request for Assistance Form (double sided) is filled out by the classroom teacher when Tier II/III interventions may be needed for a student. If the form is approved, then the student enters the SRT process. Form B – The Action Plan for Intervention (double sided) is filled out at the first SRT meeting by the guidance counselor and is modified an each additional SRT meeting after sufficient progress monitoring. We will also be discussing the formation of our SRT team(s) and possible meeting times after we review the forms in this presentation. You can now take out the full page New SRT Process Flowchart (from your packet) to follow along with the slides.

13 The new SRT process (SRBI Framework) – reviewing the flowchart (top half) Teacher completes Request for Assistance– Form A. An administrator a) asks teacher to continue interventions, b) sends back, or c) accepts form First SRT meeting scheduled, then held. Interventions identified and action plan for intervention developed– Form B. Parent notified about the plan by letter–Form C, teacher/ guidance counselor makes copy of the letter for SRT folder, parent returns receipt & can meet with teacher/guidance counselor. Parent contacted by teacher/guidance counselor about concern(s) by phone or in person – note in Request for Assistance - Form A. Teacher/Guidance Counselor/Parent has concern(s). SRT Process (SRBI Framework) – Norwalk Public Schools

14 The new SRT process (SRBI Framework) – reviewing the flowchart (bottom half) Action Plan for Intervention implemented with integrity. Progress monitoring (Form D-optional) Review SRT held. Eval. of outcomes (update Form B). Parent contacted by teacher/counselor about progress. Goal has been met. Goal has not been met. Do we need to maintain the plan-Form B? Making expected progress Slow progress Do we continue plan as is- Form B? Revisit selection of strategies- Form B Revisit focus area- Form B No progress No – Close the plan-Form B Yes – Embed strategy into universal practice

15 Viewing Forms A-D along with sample student information filled in on Forms A and B The next set of PowerPoint slides show each of the new Forms A-D in sections. Each section of the Request for Assistance (Form A) and the Action Plan for Intervention (Form B) is shown with sample student information filled in for your review. The new SRT flowchart will follow each form to indicate when the form will be used. There are two optional pre-forms as well designed to help with organization in completing Form A – Parent Communication Log and a Student Support Log

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22 Filling out Form A Request for Assistance using a current student from our school Now it is your turn to complete a Request for Assistance - Form A for a current student in our school. Members of the presentation team will come around to assist you and help answer any questions. You will have 45 minutes to work on this project. At the end, each group should share some of the highlights and/or challenges of their work on Form A. Participants may also ask questions and provide feedback.

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30 How will our school transition to the new SRT process? If any current SRTs can be closed out, we can do so by the end of the year. Any students with a Request for Assistance-Form A approved this year can start in the new SRT process. Any students still in the older SRT process will have the End of School Year Transition Document-Form E filled out for them by the end of the school year. At the start of next school year, these students can be either closed out by the new teacher/guidance counselor if possible or have a Request of Assistance-Form A approved for them by October 15, As noted in the box at the bottom of your copy of the New SRT Process Flowchart: Note: End of School Year Transition Document-Form E should be utilized May/June 2010 to assist the following year(s) teachers/counselors with students who were not exited out of the older SRT process. Students still in older SRT process by October 15th of 2010 either need to have Request for Assistance-Form A filled out to move them to the new SRT process (SRBI framework), or they need to be exited from the SRT process completely. The End of School Year Transition Document-Form E is shown next.

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33 How will these new SRT forms help us if we have to refer a child to the special education process? The State of Connecticut has issued Reading, Math, and Writing worksheets to be filled out before referring a student to the PPT process (see in your packet). These forms are to document that a student has received appropriate instruction and interventions using the SRBI model and the three tiers of intervention before the referral. These forms tie in with the SRBI triangle presented earlier, with Special Education referrals being noted on the far left side and in the top left box in the diagram.

34 How will this process work at your/our school? Who will be on our SRT team(s) (a regular education initiative)? Usually an administrator, a literacy specialist, the classroom teacher and at least one other regular education teacher. Social workers and other staff can be invited to specific SRT meetings to assist with the discussion and planning. When will the team(s) meet? To be determined in our building. Options could include a set time every two weeks, a data team time, a meeting time, etc. How will the SRTs be scheduled and held? SRT meetings will be held once Form A for each student has been approved by an administrator. How will our school transition from the old SRT to the new SRT? As mentioned earlier, if any current SRTs can be closed out, you/we can do so by the end of the year. Any students with a Request for Assistance - Form A approved this year can start in the new SRT process. Any students still in the older SRT process at the start of next school year can be either closed out by the new teacher/guidance counselor or have a Request of Assistance approved for them by October 15, Other Questions?

35 Additional Resources Today each team will receive the following additional resources for your school: RtI Strategies (overview of implementing RtI/SRBI and the three tiers) Intervention Strategies Guide (very specific suggestions) Behavior Guide (very specific suggestions) RtI Wheel for Academic and Behavioral Domains (suggestions for implementing RtI/SRBI)


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