School teams can use data from the research-backed Kindergarten Language Benchmark Assessment to guide the RTI process. The KLBA can be administered 3x per year, along with other reading decoding RTI tools (e.g. DIBELS, AIMSWEB) in order to measure growth in underlying language skills correlated to future reading comprehension success.
School teams can provide Tier 2 services to children who score in the bottom 25% on the KLBA. Once a student moves to Tier 2, here is a form that educators can use to keep data:
Under Tier 2, all the students in the group share the same goal. Therefore, there is only one data form for the group. Under law, a parent does not need to give permission for a child to receive Tier 2 services. However, informing parents about services is still advised. Here is a form that shows how we have done this:
Once a student moves to a Tier 3 discussion, parents should be invited to an RTI team meeting to discuss the student's progress and create an individualized plan. To collect Tier 3 data, each student needs their own data form. Here is a form for you to use:
As a rule of thumb, if the team predicts that a student will need continued Tier 3, individualized-instruction long term (more than a few months) in order to continue making progress, it is advisable to open a special education evaluation.