Scientifically Researched-Based Intervention (SRBI) is an approach to education designed to ensure that all students receive high-quality instruction in the general education curriculum as well as targeted interventions for those students experiencing learning, social-emotional or behavioral difficulties. The state of Connecticut mandates that all school districts in Connecticut use this process, which includes development of three tiers of support. SRBI is not a gateway to, nor does it replace, the special education process.
During the 2015-16 school year, reviews of both special education and K-12 teaching and learning identified the need to develop an intervention and response system in the district to improve the response to an individual learner’s needs at the onset of concern about student performance. A committee was formed in October 2016 to understand how well the district implemented SRBI practices.