Characteristics of a Tiered Reading Model for Students K-3
The outcome for the 3-Tier Reading Model design is to reduce overall reading problems. The model is a framework to provide the structure for implementing a research-based program in the elementary school. A 3-Tier Reading Model is a way of thinking about reading instruction that focuses on using ongoing data collection to guide the instruction and interventions that will take place in classrooms. The 3-Tier Reading Model consists of three tiers or levels for reading instruction. There is fluid movement through the tiers; students enter and exit tiers as needed based on ongoing data results following targeted, explicit instruction. The three tiers are characterized as follows.
Tier II: Supplemental Instruction
Tier III: Intensive Reading Instruction
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