School Improvement and RtI
RtI is part of a continuous school improvement model, and RtI becomes a critical component of all school initiatives. Success from this model comes from using data, vision and leadership to design, implement and evaluate a school-wide system. Research shows that strong leadership is the key to the implementation of RtI and the integration of initiatives over a period of years. The School Improvement Plan (SIP) outlines the school’s mission, lists the goals, and establishes the framework that will be used to attain those goals. RtI is an integral part of the SIP, defining the manner in which students will receive support with strong core instruction and a series of increasing intense academic and behavioral interventions to improve student outcomes.