Continuum of Supports

Essential Elements Rubric – Pyramid of Interventions (with Notes)Self-assessment rubric to determine current realities and next steps for pyramid of interventions in schools

Construction and Process

It is important that schools engage in the co-development of their continuum of supports, involving the determination, articulation and organization of what they already do to support students across the school. This involves understanding the difference between interventions, accommodations and strategies.

Resources and Templates

Examining Interventions Template - Organizer to help identify if supports meet the criteria for an intervention. To learn more, access a blog posting describing the difference between interventions, strategies and accommodations.

Continuum of Supports Development Process Slides - Slides to be used/modified to guide your school team through the development of a continuum of supports, with links to samples, posters and other potential resources.
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Pyramids and Continuums

Creating a visual collection of supports for each area of focus in a school provides an accessible menu that can be referred to during collaborative team meetings, as well as help to clarify what are the Tier 1, 2, 3, and 4 supports to be considered when supporting students. Consider the development of a continuum for each area of focus being attended to in your school (literacy, numeracy, social-emotional, student engagement, etc.).

Resources and Templates

Continuum of Supports - General Template - Intended to be printed as an 11x17 paper resource, sharing the interventions, strategies and accommodations to be considered when discussing the needs and subsequent supports for students.

Continuum of Supports - Literacy Template - Intended to be printed as an 11x17 paper resource, organizing the literacy interventions, strategies and accommodations in relation to the five threads of reading and writing.
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Kildare School Pyramid of Reading Supports - Overview of Reading Supports developed by Kildare School, to support collaborative team meeting conversations and determine classroom and school-based supports to consider in relation to reading

Checklists

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Support Descriptions

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