• What is Response to Intervention (RTI):

    RTI is a school process used to determine if a student is responding to classroom instruction and progressing as expected. In an RTI process, a student who is struggling receives additional instructional support provided by matching instruction to the student’s individual needs through a multi-tiered instructional model. Each level of instruction, also known as a “tier”, provides instruction with increased intensity.

    Tier 1
    Tier 1 includes instructional support in the classroom provided by the teacher. If the additional support does not improve the academic performance of the student, then the student is referred to an RTI team which is considered Tier 2.
    Tier 2
    The RTI team will review the information and may suggest additional assessments to target the challenges the student has and/or provide a small group intervention designed specifically for students with similar challenges. The RTI team monitors the student on a weekly basis to determine the effectiveness of the interventions and whether they should be altered. If the Tier 2 interventions are not effective the student is referred to a Tier 3 meeting in which additional intensive interventions will be developed.
    Tier 3
    Tier 3 interventions may include resources within the community, more frequent interventions, and/or additional assessments. 

    A special education referral is completed after the Tier 3 RTI process has been completed and if there has been no growth for the student in the academic or behavioral area of concern.
    Each tier of the RTI process includes the parent of the student and asks that they be an active participant at the RTI meetings, providing interventions at home and monitoring progress. It is truly a whole school, community and family effort.
    An excellent website for parents who would like more information on RTI is: http://www.rtinetwork.org
    Please feel free to call if you have any questions.
Last Modified on August 5, 2021