Tier 2 addresses the needs of struggling and advanced students. It is in addition to Core Instruction. Tier 2 requires high-quality intervention matched to students’ needs and provided by highly trained personnel. It is recommended the majority of the intervention is through direct instruction. For those doing a computer program, students should still have daily interaction with a teacher who can hold them accountable and further assist students in closing the gap. When teachers and school level RTI2 support teams are making placement decisions for Tier 2 interventions, it is necessary to consider other assessments, data, and information on the student. When a student begins an intervention a more precise assessment may be needed to identify the specific area(s) of deficit.