Response to Intervention
What is RTI?
RTI is a tiered process of instruction that allows schools to identify struggling students early and provide appropriate instructional interventions.
RTI Should be a School Wide Model
Although, a schools model may look different, there are several essential and necessary components:
Scientifically Research Based Instruction - All children should receive research based reading instruction in the general education classroom.
School Wide Screening - Schools should screen all children early to determine if they are “at risk.”
Continuous Progress Monitoring - Schools should monitor the progress of all “at risk” children to determine if they are benefiting from instruction.
Fidelity - Schools must use any program or curriculum correctly and as intended.
Tiers in RTI
RTI is a delivered to students in tiers or levels. This means there are different levels of intervention, based on the needs of the student. The level of intervention increases in intensity if a child does not respond to instruction.
Resources for RTI