Scientific Research Based Intervention (SRBI)

New requirements by the Connecticut State Department of Education focus on methods to address student learning needs. All Connecticut school districts are required to use a framework entitled Scientific Research Based Intervention (SRBI) to address this mandate.

SRBI is designed to help schools focus on classroom instruction and interventions that are matched to student needs. Glastonbury Public Schools welcomes the opportunity to provide information about the connection of SRBI to education in our schools. Please read below and click to the left for information and resources.

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SRBI Continuum of Support

The SRBI framework has three "tiers." Each tier provides specific types and degrees of student support within the school setting.

image of pyramid with 3 tiers - bottom Tier 1: 100% of all students participate, middle Tier 2: 5-10% of all students, top Tier 3: 1-5% of all students - Along pyramid sides Academic Systems and Behavioral Systems

Tier 3:

The school provides more individualized intensive instruction for students who need the most support.

Tier 2:

The school provides help for students who need more support through small group intensive instruction over a short period of time.

Tier 1:

All children receive high quality curriculum and differentiated instruction in the general education classroom or program.

Benefits of SRBI

Through SRBI, students receive services based on academic or behavioral needs. When a need is identified using assessment data, interventions are developed.

School personnel monitor student progress closely to be sure the interventions are appropriate and successful.

SRBI is a way for students to gain needed instruction without labels or programs associated with special needs services.

How Can Parents Be Involved?

  • Communicate with your child's teacher(s)

  • Participate in conferences and other meetings about your child

  • Monitor and assist with homework assignments

  • Talk with your child about school progress on a regular basis

  • Learn more about curriculum, assessments and interventions being used in your child's school

  • Contact teachers if your child is having difficulty with academics or behavior

SRBI Resources

SRBI Components

  • High quality curriculum and instruction in the general education setting.

  • Universal common assessments used to assess students' grade level progress.

  • Scientific research based interventions for students who require additional academic or behavioral support in order to make educational progress.

  • Progress monitoring to assess the effectiveness of interventions used to assist struggling learners.

SRBI Terms

There are many academic terms used in discussions of the Scientific Research Based Interventions (SRBI) process. You will find definitions for several important SRBI terms below.

Differentiation: instructional adaptations made in the classroom to support the diverse learning styles and needs of all students.

Intervention: a method, program, or instructional condition that provides additional learning support.

Progress Monitoring: the practice of frequently assessing a student's academic or behavioral achievement. Assessment results provide information to help teachers evaluate student needs and to match instruction to meet those needs.

Universal Assessment: an academic or behavioral test, administered to all students at a given grade level, at least three times during the school year. It is used to identify those students in need of additional interventions.