Response to Intervention

What is RtI?
Response to Instruction (RtI) is a process designed to help schools focus on and provide high-quality instruction and interventions to all students in both academics and behavior. An intervention is a specific type of instruction that is used to help with a specific type of problem. Interventions are matched to student’s needs. Student progress is monitored often to check the effectiveness of the instruction and intervention. The data collected on a student's progress are used to shape instruction and make educational decisions.

RtI has three important parts:

  • using a three tier model of school supports (MTSS or Multi-Tiered System Supports)

  • using a problem-solving method for decision-making

  • using data to form instruction

RtI Multi-Tiered Intervention Model
In an RtI framework, resources are determined by a student's needs. The framework is usually shown as a three tier model that layers intense instruction and interventions as data shows necessary.


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