Tennessee has a different plan. Anticipating a drop in scores under Common Core, our state is rolling out another initiative, Response to Instruction and Intervention (RTI⊃2;), at the same time to ensure that all kids have the supports they need to successfully transition to Common Core.
Let’s look again at Dedric. At Grizzlies Prep, we already have a solid RTI⊃2; system in place. We take struggling scholars like Dedric and provide them with extra supports (interventions), in addition to the regular high-quality instruction in ELA.