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Tier II Reading


The mission of Tier II Reading is to provide timely support to assist students in reaching their potential as readers.


RTI Program

Response to intervention (RTI) is a three-tiered process of instruction at Achieve Language Academy, St. Paul. Tier 1 is the research based instruction and differentiated learning that happens within the classroom. Tier II provides an opportunity for students who are six months or more below grade level in grades 1-4, to receive lessons outside of the classroom focusing on their area of skill needs. Tier III at Achieve is provided to qualifying students within the Special Education framework.

Data from more than one source is used to determine eligibility for Tier II instruction. Some of the resources include MAP (NWEA) scores, CORE Assessment, Multiple Measures of Reading Assessment, Developmental Reading Assessment. If you have questions or concerns about your child’s reading development please speak to your child’s classroom teacher or the Reading Coordinator, Marlene Sorenson.


The three major goals for RTI Tier II Small Group Reading are the following:

  1. Provide small group instruction that meets the need of the individual learner.
  2. Help students gain skills that will allow them to work at their grade level.
  3. Show students that they can be successful when they work toward established goals.

To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.

Tier II Learning Staff

Hannah Daley

RTI Teacher

Kelly Hanson

RTI Teacher

Ever since discovering the joy in reading my favorite books as a child including, The R...

Kristen Mandt

RTI Teacher

Welcome to Second Grade! My name is Kristen Mandt and I am so excited to be teaching 2n...

Kate Snavely

RTI Teacher

I am fortunate to be able to share my love of reading and writing with small groups of ...

Marlene Sorenson

RTI Teacher

I am happy to say this is my 22nd year at Achieve. In that time, I have filled a variet...

Ka Yang

RTI Teacher

I love working here at Achieve because I've always wanted to serve the people and commu...

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March 29

Diamond Club

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March 30

Concert Band

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March 31

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