3TM Research Information

What is 3TM?

Our three-tiered model of interventions and supports is an integrated approach to educational service delivery. Core principles of 3TM include the belief that:
We can effectively teach ALL children. 
Instruction should be research based. 
A problem solving approach is the most useful way to increase student success. 
Student progress should be monitored frequently in order to inform instruction. 
Educational decisions should be data-driven.

For more information about our three-tiered model of service delivery, please contact Dr. Amy Luckner, Coordinator for 3TM, Assessment, & Research.amy.luckner@d428.org or (815)754-2953

Conducting Research in D428

Interested in conducting research in the district? 
DeKalb 428 has a formalized process to review and approve research requests from graduate students, university faculty, professional researchers, and district staff who wish to conduct research. The Research Review Committee reviews requests to conduct research in the district in September, December, March, and May.

Please contact Dr. Amy Luckner for further information on the proper procedures for requesting to conduct research. 

E-Mail Amy Luckner

Helpful Videos & Websites


Practice ACT Explanation of Scores


All Things PLC
Common Core Standards Assessment Info
National Center on Response to Intervention
National Center on Student Progress Monitoring
RTI Action Network