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 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, or Other (for non-tiered options) depending on the level of the intervention. The selection defaults to Tier 2. 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. 

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.

  • Notes only means progress will be tracked manually with notes.
  • Selecting a method from the list (or using a custom method) will allow you to track progress visually with a graph and goal line.
  • Monitoring questions (SEL only) are periodic, short check-ins with a student over the duration of the intervention. Students are asked SEL reflection questions from Panorama's library of SEL topics. You must select one or more focus areas to use monitoring question

Pre-intervention reflection (optional): An optional field allowing educators to note "How is this student doing in regards to the chosen focus area(s)?"

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.