Student Success Intervention Glossary


Intervention type: The area of focus for your intervention. Though interventions can cover multiple focus areas, it is important to choose the primary one as the type; you can always create another intervention for the same student if you need to. By default, this is set to ELA. Selecting a type also allows you to organize your interventions.

Tier: The level of intensity of the support. Select Tier 2 if a subset of all students at the school receive this support. Select Tier 3 if the support is directed at very few students and requires external resources.  By default, this is set to Tier 2.

Goal: The skills to build or areas to improve.  We recommend framing these notes as positive (opportunity to grow) rather than negative (problem to solve). 

Intervention strategies: A list of actions or activities you can take to support a student (customized by your district). You can use "+Add custom strategy" to write one in yourself. Intervention strategies that match the intervention type and tier you’ve selected will show under Recommended strategies.

Champion: The educator responsible for carrying out the intervention with fidelity. The champion dropdown only shows educators who have access to a student's profile.

Start date: The date the intervention is set to begin, which can be today or any date in the past or future. By default, this is set to today's date.

Duration: The expected length of the intervention. By default, this is set to 6 weeks. You can select any time range from 1-12 weeks.

Schedule: Adding a schedule allows you to set a session frequency and duration to better explain how often you meet or intervene with a student. 

Monitoring frequency: How frequently you expect the champion to update progress.  By default, this is set to “Weekly.” Other options include “Bi-weekly” and “Monthly.”

How will you track progress?  The tools and resources you’ll use to track student progress. If you are using an assessment to track a student’s progress, you can select it in this field. If you choose Notes only, you will be able to track progress through observational notes. An intervention with a progress monitoring assessment will include a graph that plots a student’s scores over time compared to their goal, though you can also add observational notes as needed.

Monitoring Method: A list of assessments to track progress configured for your school. You may also choose "Custom method" to add your own.

Baseline: The place the student is starting at. Enter the student’s most recent score. If the student hasn’t taken the assessment yet, enter “0.” 

Target: The desired score that will indicate that the intervention was successful.