Courses in Tier 3 offer opportunities to learn more about intensive interventions and the use of data at Tier 3.  Intensive interventions are delivered individually to students at the highest risk for not meeting academic, behavioral, and/or social-emotional outcomes. Tier 3 learning opportunities will include courses on using data to intensify and individualized intervention, as well as the team process required to support this intensification.


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Tier 3 Overview

If we’re ever truly going to meet the needs of all of the students, we’re going to need something more intensive and individualized for our most complex learners.  This course is the first in a series of self-paced courses to help us build our Tier 3 Intensive Intervention systems and implement Data-Based Individualization (process of individualizing within intensive intervention).  Like all courses on BRIDGE-RI, Data-Based Individualization (DBI) comes from decades of research and shares characteristics with single-case design (except applying the scientific principles in school, rather than research studies).

Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Understand the "big picture" of Tier 3 intensive intervention and how it fits within a greater MTSS framework
  • Describe the purpose of and essential components of Tier 3
  • Identify components of Data-Based Individualization 
  • Identify and explain some common obstacles to an effective Tier 2 that could limit effectiveness of your Tier 3 work


Intended Audiences

K-12 Educators, Interventionists/Specialists, Related Service Providers, Administrators

Course Type

Self-Paced

Recommended # of PLUs

3 PLUs


Tier 3 Systems Teaming for Intensive Intervention

Meeting the needs of our most complex learners is hard work!  In MTSS, building systems to support the adults in doing the hard work is as important as data and evidence-based instruction/intervention.  Effective and efficient teaming is essential for intensive intervention and data-based individualization (aka Tier 3, student-by-student problem solving).  This course provides tools, resources, and training for effective Tier 3 systems. 


Intended Audiences

K-12 Educators, Interventionists/Specialists, Related Service Providers, Administrators

Course Type

Self-Paced

Recommended # of PLUs

3 PLUs