Old Saybrook Middle School
What Is SRBI?
SRBI stands for Scientific Research Based Intervention. It is Connecticut's initiative to
address the national RTI (Response to Intervention) program. The premise behind this
program is to provide assistance to students who are not reaching grade-level benchmark
expectations so that they will not fall further behind. On-going assessment occurs to monitor student growth.
This data is collected and discussed by educators to target areas of concern and decide on appropriate interventions.
SRBI is a three-tiered model. Tier I is general instruction provided to all students. Tier
II provides additional support for students who are struggling. Tier III is individualized
interventions to address student needs. All students placed in Tier II or Tier III are monitored
closely throughout the year to measure academic growth.
SRBI at OSMS
All students at Old Saybrook Middle School are given a benchmark assessment three
times a year. The Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI) is a computer-based assessment designed
to evaluate students' reading ability, monitor student progress and match students to
books at their reading level. This assessment provides a Lexile score which guides
students in choosing books that are appropriate to their reading level.
The data from these assessments, along with classroom performance, is discussed at grade-level Consult
Team meetings. At these meeting, administrators, the school psychologist, guidance counselors, teachers,
specialists and SRBI interventionists analyze the data and decide a student’s placement in SRBI.
Once a student is placed in the appropriate Tier, focus areas of instruction are
determined and appropriate instructional programs are selected by classroom teachers and
SRBI interventionists. Student growth is progress monitored on a consistent basis. This
progress monitoring is on-going and accessible to families via Powerschool.