Seven schools receive RtI recognition

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Seven District schools were recognized by the Wisconisn RtI Center and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction for their work this week.

Elm Lawn, Park, Sauk Trail, Sunset Ridge and West Middleton elementary schools along with Glacier Creek and Kromrey middle schools received bronze level recognition for their efforts implementing a culturally responsive multi-level system of support.

All seven schools were recognized for the implementation in behavioral areas. West Middleton was also recognized for its efforts in reading.

"It is fantastic to see these schools recognized, although we know there is always more work to be done,'' Director of Student Services Jerry Nicholson said. "We want to make sure that we have systems in place so that are interventions are consistent and necessary for all students. We have made progress and we will continue to improve.''

The new program celebrates school progress in expanding, refining and sustaining a system that leads to improved student outcomes. Schools are recognized at the bronze, silver, gold or platinum level in reading, mathematics and behavior.

Bronze: Full implementation/fidelity in one content area at the universal level/tier 1 for at least one year.
Silver: Full implementation/fidelity in one content area at the universal level/tier 1 for at least two years at selected level/tier 2 for at least one year.
Gold: Full implementation/fidelity in two contest areas at the universal level/tier 1 and selected/tier 3 levels for at least two years with evidence of improved student outcomes and more equitable systems.
Platinum: Full implementation/fidelity in all three content areas, at all three levels, and for at least three years with evidence of improved student outcomes and more equitable systems.

All of the schools will be recognized at the PBIS Leadership Conference in mid-August.