Maintaining Student Success Following the Removal of Tier 2 Support

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 1,9
  • Skill Level: Advanced

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. this session will help participants think clearly about the practical procedures for maintaining academic growth following the removal of Tier 2 support.
  2. this session will help participants understand the extent to which students receiving Tier 2 reading intervention are able to stay on track once exited.
  3. this session will help participants reflect on student-level and contextual factors that promote or hinder long-term success following Tier 2 reading intervention.


Large numbers of students regress after exiting Tier 2 reading intervention. The impacts of this regression are critical to acknowledge and address. We describe a randomized control trial that included 100 schools—50 of which adopted 1-min progress monitoring procedures for K–3 students who successfully met Tier 2 exit criteria, and 50 of which did not. In addition, we discuss avenues that hold promise for improving students’ transition out of Tier 2 reading support.



Peter M. Nelson, ServeMinnesota
Ethan R. Van Norman, Lehigh University
David A. Klingbeil, University of Wisconsin - Madison
David C. Parker, ServeMinnesota


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