SECTION 2 – Tier 1: Differentiated Core Plans
SECTION 3 – Early Warning System
SECTION 5 – Behavior
SECTION 6 – 504 Plans
SECTION 7 – Guided Tiered Plans

Component 6: Creating Tier 1: Differentiated Core Instruction Plans

Just as the MTSS Process begins with Core Instruction, RtI: Stored! Begins with the Tier 1: Differentiated Core Instruction Plans. Core Instruction is the foundation of implementation, which is why it is where you begin in Stored!.

Tier 1 Differentiated Core Instruction Plans must be completed PRIOR to moving any student to Tier 1 At-Risk for the first time.

How to begin

  • Click on the PLC Link at the top of the webpage
  • Choose Level:
  • Filter to appropriate school, grade/department, and click the work EDIT next to the specific area you will be creating a Tier 1: Differentiated Core Instruction Plan for
    Elementary/Middle
  • Begin completing the plan as laid out on your screen. There will be guiding statements to help you complete this plan, as well as a sample plan completed in the Sample Tiered Plans section of the manual
  • Notes:
    • The Tier 1 Differentiated Core Instruction Plans will automatically save as you work through this plan with your grade level/department – however, there is a SAVE button at the bottom of the screen to manually save as well
    • There is a print button located next to the SAVE button if you would like to print a paper copy
    • You do not have to complete the entire form in one sitting – it can be worked on over time

How to move students to Tier 1 At-Risk

Students View – from either teacher or admin view

Multiple Student Upload to Tier 1 At-Risk

  • Filter the correct grade level and/or class to find your students
  • Click in the white boxes (located to the left of the student name column)
    next to any and all students that the team has determined, based on triangulation of data, are At-Risk for the specific area of concern/ department (see screenshot below)
  • Click on Enter Tier 1 At-Risk – located just above the list of students (first green box)
  • Click on the specific area of concern that you have identified as the main focus area for those students – Literacy, Mathematics, Behavior, Speech ONLY – as shown in the next section entitled:
    • Which Documents Will be Needed to Tier 1 At-Risk?

Individual Student Upload to Tier 1 At-Risk

  • Filter to the correct grade level and/or class to find your students
  • Identify the area of concern you are going to focus on – Literacy, Mathematics, Behavior, Speech ONLY
  • Click on Enter Tier 1 At-Risk next to that specific area of concern (to the right of the area of concern column)
  • The area of concern that you clicked Enter Tier 1 at-Risk next to will now appear a bright green color and state that the student has been identified as being At-Risk for that particular area of concern
  • To access the student’s file and continue to upload Tier 1 At-Risk Docs click directly on the bright green Literacy section
  • Move to section titled: Uploading

Which Documents will be need at Tier 1 at-risk

The documents listed in the multiple upload option:


…or in the Review Document Checklist section for an individual Enter Tier 1 At-Risk:

Grade Level Universal Screening Report(s)

  • A report that contains overall grade level data for determining mastery of skills
  • Examples:

Grade Level Universal Assessment Report(s)

  • A report that contains overall grade level data for determining mastery of grade level content and/or standards
  • Examples:

Class Level Universal Screening Report (optional)

  • A report that contains class level data for every teacher in the specific grade level that determines mastery of skills

Class Level Universal Assessment Report (optional)

  • A report that contains class level data for every teacher – who teaches in that specific grade or department – that determines mastery of grade level content and/or standards

Uploading Documents for Tier 1 – Individual Student

  • For individual student entry:
    • Click on the red missing box next to the item
    • Choose the file to upload
    • Click open
    • Repeat first 3 steps for other required and/or optional documents to upload

Uploading Documents for Tier 1 – Multiple Student

  • For multiple student entry:
    • Click Choose next to the first item in the box
    • Choose the file to upload
    • Click open
    • Repeat first 3 steps for other required and/or optional documents documents
    • Click Ok
    • A list of all of the students you identified will populate indicating that these are the Students that will be moved to Tier 1 at-risk
    • Click Ok
    • All student identified in that list will now appear in the Student List as at-risk for the specific area of concern chosen
    • All documents uploaded will be visible in each chosen student’s individual file

Add Other Additional Document(s)

  • This function is available at all Tiers and is located in the bottom right hand corner of each Review Document Checklist
    • If there are any documents the team feels would be beneficial to include in the student’s file, click this blue box
      • Choose the file to upload
      • Click open

Remove Student from Tier 1 At-Risk who may have been identified incorrectly

  • This function requires an administrative override and is only accessible by Building Administrators
    • Remove Student from Tier 1 At-Risk green bar is located just above the Review Document Checklist in Tier 1

Move to Tier 2

  • Filter to the appropriate school, grade, and teacher:
    • Click on the specific area of concern for the student (which should be highlighted in the bright green color – indicating that the student has already been identified as Tier 1 at-risk)
    • Scroll down to view the items in the Review Document Checklist
      • If any of the items in this section have a red Missing box next to the item, that report/item must be uploaded
      • Ensure that all of the items have a green arrow & blue Reload box next to them
      • The Tier 1 Plan should have a green Completed box next to it
        • If there is still red Missing or In Progress box next to the Tier 1 Plan:
          • Scroll down further
          • Review the content in each section of the Tier 1 Differentiated Core Instruction Plan
          • Click Save FORM (it autosaves as you work, but better safe than sorry!)
    • Scroll back to the top of the screen and click on the yellow Move Student to Tier 2-1 for next cycle bar

Intervention Groups

  • Define the intervention plan and measurement strategy for Tier 2 intervention groups
  • Click in the white box to the left of each student’s name who you would like to add to an intervention group
  • Follow the 5 step prompts consecutively to set the intervention group

  • The Intervention Group form will generate after clicking SUBMIT based on the information entered in Steps 2-4
  • Click on chart feature to view the actual growth & the percentage of growth of the students in the intervention group

Uploading/Completing the items in the Review Document Checklist for Tier 2

(All documents must be uploaded individually due to the fact that when you move to Tier 2, you are discussing each individual student)

  • Uploading Documents
      • Click on the red missing box next to the item
      • Choose the file to upload
      • Click open

  • To completed documents Online:
      • Click on the red Online box
      • Complete all blank fields in the document/table
      • Click Save

  • To Print and send home the Parent Letter (This step should take place when student is initially entered into Tier 2 for any area of concern. Only one parent letter needs to go home per child regardless if the student is moved to Tier 2 for multiple areas of concern)
    • Click on the green Online box next to Parent Letter
    • Click Print
    • Send home to the parent

Completing the Tier 2 Student Learning Plan:

See examples in the Guided Tiered Plans section in the back of the User Manual

  • Absences; Tardies; Transiency issues – click in the circle next to Yes or No
  • Student Strengths
  • Analyze the Data:
    (found under the first main header titled: What should our students know and be able to do?)

    • This is where you enter the specific data for the individual student
    • The data sources should be aligned to the data sources you analyzed for the Tier 1: Differentiated Core Instruction Plans – however, you are now looking at that individual student’s data reports
    • There must be specific quantitative data points indicated/listed in this section, which screener(s)/assessments those data points were from, and what the goal or cut score was for that particular time of year for the grade the student is in
  • PLC Instructional Expectations – Instruction, Curriculum, and Environment:
    (found under the 2nd header titled: PLC Instructional Expectations)

    • The content auto-populates from the Tier 1: Differentiated Core Instruction Plans created by the grade level/department teachers
  • Complete box 4 in the PLC Instructional Expectations section
    • Everything the teacher(s) know(s) about the student as a learner
    • Observed successes, struggles as a learner and in specific settings – whole group, small group, partner work, independently, etc.
    • Home life details/events that may be pertinent to the student’s academic and/or behavioral success
  • Select Interventions:
    • A bank of researched-based strategies/interventions are available to you if you click on the blue link under the Instructional Expectation box
    • They are separated by skill and provide descriptions, step-by-step directions, and/or links to templates or activities for you to use in your classrooms or intervention groups
    • Click on any of the boxes of the strategies/interventions you may be interested in implementing and a list will generate right on your Tier 2 Student Learning Plan
  • Develop and Implement Action Plan:
    (found under the 3rd header titled: Develop and Implement Action Plan)


    As seen in the plan:
    • Who: this is who is going to implement the strategy/intervention(s)
    • What: identify the specific strategy/intervention(s)
    • Where: specify location the strategy/intervention(s) will be implemented (regular classroom, intervention block, resource room, etc.)
    • How Often: # of minutes/# of days per week
  • Data Evaluation Section:
    (found under the 4th header entitled: Data Evaluation – set SMART goals to evaluate success of action plan)

    • Baseline Score:
      • Number or Percent of students in the particular grade/department that did reach the expected/target cut score (this should be directly aligned to your Analyze the Data section)
  • Short Term Goal:
    • Based on the universal screening or universal assessments MOY goal(s)/cut score(s) – or if the student is well below grade level – this could be based on the specific Rate of Improvement (ROI) for that student

 

  • Long Term Goal:
    • Based on the universal screening or universal assessments EOY goal(s)/cut score(s) – or if the student is well below grade level – this could be based on the specific ROI for that student
  • Measurement Strategy:
    (found under the 4th header entitled: Measurement Strategy)


    As seen in the plan:
    • Who: the person who will be progress monitoring
    • With What: what the team has decided to progress monitor with –
      must measure the identified area of concern
    • How Often: how often will the progress monitoring take place
      (standard rule of thumb – students in the yellow should be PMed at least 2 times
      per month; students in the red should be PMed at least 1 time per week)
    • Review Date: set for a date when you will have at least 3-4 data
      points to review for that student
      look at how often Progress Monitoring will take place to determine date)
  •  – The next section does not get completed until you are reviewing progress monitoring data and making a data-driven decision on next steps
  • Click on Save – The Tier 2 Student Learning Plan will auto-save as you type, but better to be safe!

Move to Tier 3

  • Filter to the appropriate school, grade, and teacher:
    • Click on the specific area of concern for the student (which should be highlighted in yellow – indicating that the student has already been identified in Tier 2 for this specific area of concern)
    • Student’s individual file should look like this:
    • Scroll down to view the items in the Review Document Checklist
      • If any of the items in the left hand column in this section have a red Missing/Online/In Progress box – or an orange Revise box – next to the item, that report/item/ plan must be uploaded/completed/ revised in order to have the option to move to Tier 3
      • Ensure that all of the items have a green arrow & blue Reload box; a green online box; or a green complete box indicating they have been fulfilled successfully
      • The Tier 2 Plan form should have a green Completed box next to it
        • If there is a red Missing box next to the Tier 2 Plan:
          • Review the content in each section of the Tier 2 Plan and complete any empty sections from the Attendance through the Parent Involvement section
        • If there is an red In Progress box next to the Tier 2 Plan:
          • Scroll down to the Evaluate & Revise the Plan
            (found next to the 5th header titled: How will we respond when students don’t learn? How will we respond when students have already learned?)

          • Enter the date
          • Then complete the Next Steps; List Participant’s; Parent Involvement; and Meeting Notes (optional)

 

  • Scroll back to the top of the screen and click on the red Move Student to Tier 3-2-1 for next cycle bar

    As seen in the plan:
  • Student’s individual file should now look like this:

Which Documents will be required for Tier 3

  • This is determined by your specific district/school and set in Stored! accordingly

Uploading/Completing the items in the Review Document Checklist for Tier 3

All documents must be uploaded/completed individually due to the fact that when you move to Tier 3, you are further discussing each individual student

  • To upload documents that have a red Missing box:
        • Click on the red missing box next to the item
        • Choose the file to upload
        • Click open

  • To completed documents Online:
        • Click on the red Online box
        • Complete all blank fields in the document
        • Click on Save

  • To Print and send home the Parent Invitation Letter (This step should take place when student is initially entered into Tier 3 for any area of concern. Only one parent letter needs to go home per child regardless if the student is moved to Tier 3 for multiple areas of concern)
    • Click on the green Online box next to Parent Invitation Letter
    • Click Print
    • Send home to the parent

Completing the Tier 3 Student Learning Plans

See examples in the Guided Tiered Plans section in the back of the User Manual

  • The majority of the Tier 3 Plan will pre-populate from Tier 2 (This is due to the fact that if you are going up in tier to a more intense level of support, the problem initially identified in Tier 2 is still relevant)
  • Complete the Develop and Implement Action Plan section of the RIOT, which will be blank (found under the 3rd header titled: Develop and Implement Action Plan) As seen in the plan:
    • Who: this is who is going to implement the intervention(s)
    • What: identify the specific intervention(s)
    • Where: specific location the intervention(s) will be implemented (classroom #__; resource room; during intervention/enrichment block; SMART lunch; etc.)
    • How Often: # of days per week/# of minutes per session
  • Measurement Strategy: (found under the 4th header entitled: Measurement Strategy) As seen in the plan:
    • Who: the person who will be progress monitoring
    • With What: what the team has decided to progress monitor with – must measure the identified area of concern
    • How Often: how often will the progress monitoring take place (standard rule of thumb – students in the yellow should be PMed at least 2 times per month; students in the red should be PMed at least 1 time per week)
    • Review Date: set for a date when you will have at least 3-4 data points to review for that student (look at how often Progress Monitoring will take place to determine date)
  • – The next section does not get completed until you are reviewing progress monitoring data and making a data-driven decision on next steps
  • Click on Save – The Tier 3 Student Learning Form will auto-save as you type, but better to be safe!

Move to Referral Meeting

This meeting would be necessary when a child is in the Tier 3 level and the their progress monitoring data does not indicate adequate growth as determined by normed target scores or ROI – this may also be a possible move due to Parent Referral

  • Student’s individual file should look like this:
    • Click on Move Student to Referral Meeting for Evaluation
    • You will be prompted by Stored! to set up a Referral Meeting by:
      • Naming the meeting
      • Entering the meeting date
      • Selecting the meeting time
      • Choosing participants invited to attend the meeting
  • Click on Confirm
    • This will send an email appointment to all participants you chose to invite to the meeting
  • Student’s file should now look like this
    • You will notice that where the Review Document Checklist typically displays now indicates:
      • The name of the meeting
      • All participants invited to attend
    • Directly under the Date Stamped Timeline you will see 2 options to choose from while you are at the Referral Meeting:
      • Decide to Evaluate
      • Decide NOT to Evaluate
  • Decide to Evaluate will move the student to the Evaluation phase
  • Decide NOT to Evaluate will move the student back to Tier 3 to continue providing support at the intensive level

Move to Evaluation

  • Student’s file will look like the this:
  • The Review Document Checklist will contain specific items identified by your district/school
    • To upload documents that have a red Missing box:
      • Click on the red missing box next to the item
      • Choose the file to upload
      • Click open
    • To completed documents Online:
      • Click on the red Online box
      • Complete all blank fields in the document
      • Click on Save
    • Once completed they will look like this:

Eligible or Not Eligible

  • These are the 2 choices when a student is in the Evaluation phase
    • If the student is found eligible for Special Education Services through evaluation then during the eligibility meeting, a team member would click on Eligible – student file would then look like this:
    • If the student is found NOT eligible for Special Education Services through the evaluation process, then during the evaluation meeting, a team member would click on NOT Eligible – student file will look like this:
      • If a student is found NOT Eligible, the system automatically places them back in Tier 3 – to continue receiving an intensive level of support

Notes