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Reading - Tier 2

At Tier 2, teachers identify individual students whose academic needs are not being met by use of Universal Design for Learning Principles (UDL) and the basic tools and strategies made available in Tier 1. Using the data collected in Tier 1, teachers target needs and barriers that require further supports and strategies. Within the Tier 2 process, the team will begin the trial use of more specialized equipment and gather data about the effectiveness of the equipment trials. Using the roles and responsibility guideline below, AT Specialists consult with site level teams to guide selection of appropriate equipment, provide equipment for trial, and support implementation.

 Roles and Responsibilities
IEP Team
Assistive Technology Specialist
  • Identifies specific needs
  • Contacts AT Specialist for assistance
  • Provides data from trials of Tier 1 tools/strategies
  • Accesses training resources
  • Collects data on newly implemented strategies or equipment
  • Writes AT supports and equipment in IEP Special Factors based on successful trials
  • Follows district procedures for repair and maintenance of equipment
  • Looks for ideas in Reading Tools and Strategies (Tier 2)
  • Provides consultation for individual students 
  • Supports trials with technology by providing equipment and customization
  • Provides access to training for specific tools, software, and devices 
  • Models use of low-tech and mid-tech strategies and supports 
  • Follows district procedures for repair and maintenance of equipment
  • Provides information and resources regarding AT 
  • Provides data collection forms for devices/strategies 

Data Collection

I've tried the Reading Tools and Strategies (Tier 2), but my student needs more support.
If so, please click on Reading Tier 3.