Response to Intervention
Response to Intervention (RtI) may be described as a model for addressing the needs of all students through a continuum of services which provide:
(1) high-quality instruction and scientific, researched-based, tiered intervention strategies aligned with individual student need;
(2) frequent monitoring of student progress to make results-based academic or behavioral decisions;
(3) data-based school improvement; and
(4) the application of student response data to important educational decisions (such as those regarding placement, intervention, curriculum, and instructional goals and methodologies).
General and Special Education Collaboration: The activities described above typically occur in the general education setting as schools assist struggling students prior to, and often in lieu of, a referral to special education.
Appropriate instruction: RtI is a process used by schools to target appropriate research-based interventions based on:
• a student’s needs,
• the monitoring of student academic progress, and
• assurance of effective instruction in the general education setting.
The RtI process provides the data the school needs to determine whether or not the instructional interventions are appropriate for individual students as well as how effective the interventions are for other students who were able to master instructional objectives.