SHEMESH uses a collaborative team approach when determining services for students. The team, which consists of school administrators, on-site special educator, classroom teachers, parents, and other service providers, jointly decides the tier of service that will meet the student’s needs. Three tiers of service are available: Tier I services include case management, consultation with the classroom teacher, general classroom accommodations, benchmark assessments, classroom observation and co-teaching. Tier II services include all of the above in addition to scheduled Learning Center sessions or small group instruction one to three times weekly. Classroom support, specific accommodations and modifications to access grade level curriculum and progress monitoring are also Tier II services. Tier III services include all of the above, with students being seen daily in the Learning Center using a pull-out or push-in service model as appropriate.