• What is RtI?




    RTI stands for Response to Intervention which integrates assessment and intervention within a multi-level prevention system to maximize student achievement.


     With RTI, schools identify students at risk for poor learning outcomes, monitor student progress, provide evidence-based interventions, and adjust the intensity and nature of those interventions based on a student's responsiveness. The RTI process can be used for identifying students with specific learning disabilities or other disabilities.




    For RTI implementation to work effectively, the following essential components must be implemented:  

    •  High-quality, scientifically-based classroom instruction. All students receive high-quality, research-based instruction in the general education classroom.

    • Ongoing student assessment. Universal screening and progress monitoring provide information about a student's learning rate and level of achievement, both individually and in comparison with the peer group. Data is then used when determining which students need closer monitoring or further intervention. Throughout the RTI process, student progress is monitored frequently to examine student achievement and determine the effectiveness of the curriculum. Decisions made regarding students' instructional needs are based on multiple data points taken in context over a period of time. 
    • Tiered instruction. A multi-tier approach is used to efficiently differentiate instruction for all students. 
      The model incorporates increasing intensities of instruction, offering specific, research-based interventions that are matched to student needs. 

    • Parent involvement. Schools implementing RTI provide parents with information about their child's progress, the instruction and interventions used, the staff who are delivering the instruction, and the academic or behavioral goals for their child.