Preparing Students for the Next Step
Preparing Students Early: Academic Intervention
Research shows that providing intervention at earlier grade levels is more successful in getting students on track than at later grade levels. The sooner you can measure students’ strengths, weaknesses, and personal interests, the better you can be at putting them on the pathway to success.
Factors of successful intervention are:
Targeted toward a specific area of need (e.g., subject domains, standards)
and indicate when to intervene
Provide a mechanism by which you and the student can monitor their progress
Intervention should always happen sooner than later, because when students are on track academically—and socially/emotionally—you can devote more time to helping them plan for the future, rather than remediating.