What advice would you provide to educators implementing intensive intervention when students are not showing progress?

Question: What advice would you provide to educators implementing intensive intervention when students are not showing progress?

Answer: And my fourth piece of advice is to be relentless. Don’t fool yourself into thinking the problem is with the data rather than your instruction. If the student’s scores on the graph aren’t increasing, you should assume that the child is not learning. When progress monitoring data are collected in regular classrooms almost all students’ graphs increase. Remember, you are the students’ best chance for meaningful academic improvement this year. You could be the person who changes his or her path of development and his or her chances for a quality-of-life in and after school. Be prepared to set high expectations. Work hard to deliver motivating and well-designed instruction and push the student to work hard on his or her own behalf. 

This is the fourth video in a four-part video series from Dr. Lynn Fuchs.  View the first, second, and third videos.  

 

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National Center on Intensive Intervention