Tiered Planning is the second layer of the planning process and is essential for student access and participation within each lesson/activity in a unit. During Unit Planning, standards were clustered into groups that would be taught and assessed within an activity or lesson lasting one or more days. The Tiered Plan is the document that contains the details for each lesson.
The Tiered Plan reminds teachers of standards to be covered, assessments to be used, the flow of the lesson, and details about materials, technology, and instructional strategies used to ensure that each learner can actively participate in the daily instruction and assessments. The Tiered Plan contains a section for IEP goals or objectives that align to each specific lesson.