Response to Intervention (RtI) is a multi-tiered, systematic approach to ensure the early identification and support of students with learning and behavior needs. The RtI process begins with high-quality instruction and universal screening of all children in the general education classroom. Struggling learners are provided with interventions at increasing levels of intensity. Progress is closely monitored to assess both the learning rate and level of performance of individual students. Educational decisions about the intensity and duration of interventions are based on individual student response to instruction. Educators in BISD believe that every student is capable of learning at high levels.
Summer School Interventions
Bilingual/ESL Pre-K and K
English language learners have an opportunity to receive special instruction designed to prepare them to be successful in kindergarten and Grade 1 program if 10 or more parents express interest. Instruction shall focus on language development and essential knowledge and skills appropriate to the level of the student. The program addresses the affective, linguistic, and cognitive needs of the English language learners. To be eligible for enrollment a student must be eligible for admission to kindergarten or to Grade 1 at the beginning of the next school year, must be an English language learner, and a parent or guardian must have approved placement of the English language learner in the required bilingual or ESL program.
Student Success Initiative (Grades 5 and 8)
BISD provides students in Grades 5 and 8, who do not perform satisfactorily on a state reading and/or math assessment, with accelerated instruction in the applicable subject area. Accelerated instruction is provided each time a student fails a state assessment.
End-of-Course Intensive Instruction (Grades 9-12)
Intensive instruction is required for students who do not perform satisfactorily on the EOC assessments that are currently required under TEC §39.023(c) (i.e., Algebra I, English I (reading/writing), English II (reading/writing), biology, and U.S. history. Contact the school counselor for more information.
Recapture of Credit (Grades 9-12)
High School students have the opportunity to regain credit in any course in which they have received previous instruction.
Contact the school counselor for more information.
Acceleration of Credit (Grades 9-12)
BISD seniors have an opportunity to accelerate credit in English and social studies to meet their graduation requirements. Cosmetology students at BHS may have additional acceleration opportunities. Contact the school counselor for more information.