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As the Interventionist at Hinchcliffe, I work with students in grades Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th in reading and also Kindergarten students in math. This is my 16th year in District 90. I have been the Interventionist for the past 10 years and before that I taught Special Education Resource classes. As the Interventionist I work with students who been identified as needing extra support in reading and/or math. Students are identified as needing extra support in several ways. The District uses Aimsweb Plus as a benchmark 3 times a year. Student's grades and classroom performance are also considered. Each grade level staff meets as a team. Students are place into Tier 2 or Tier 3 depending on their needs. Tier 2 students meet once a day for 30 minutes with an interventionist aide. Students placed in Tier 3 meet again for another 30 minutes with myself. Tier 2 classes support the classroom teacher and Tier 3 is more individualized skills work. The program is designed to be fluid, with students moving in and out as needed.