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Response to Intervention (RTI)

Response to Intervention Information
Response to Intervention (RTI) is a school-wide model of student support used to determine if a student is responding to classroom instruction and progressing as expected. The foundation of RTI in our schools is strong core instruction happening in all classrooms. We also use screening data to identify students who need additional instructional assistance, known as intervention. We then design specific plans for those students at-risk of not progressing as expected. This approach enables educators to focus on meeting the learning needs of all students, and monitor their progress systematically. All interventions used under RTI should be ‘research-based’: shown through rigorous research to be effective in school settings.

RTI Core Principles

  • Expectations for high quality, research-based instruction in general education classrooms.
  • Universal, classroom-based screening to identify need for additional support.
  • Collaborative, team-based approach to development, implementation, and evaluation of alternative interventions.
  • Increasingly intense, multi-tiered application of an array of high-quality, evidence-based instruction matched to individual needs.
  • Continuous monitoring of progress to determine impact of interventions.
  • Expectations for parent involvement throughout the process.

Elizabeth Bennett
District RTI Coordinator
CEIS Intervention Specialist

Helpful RTI Sites