Main course of study and instruction for ALL students MORE support for struggling students Or for students who need more challenge MOST support for students with the most need Or for students who need a more challenging curriculum 14
Response to Intervention is a way of teaching students that makes sure ALL students receive a High-Quality Education It includes steps to provide extra help to those students who struggle or need more challenges The progress that students make at each step is checked often This data (information) is used to make decisions about the next steps that need to be taken
The Extra Stuff Who decides what interventions are right for my child? How will I be informed? Is the teacher trained to use the interventions? How will the team decide if my child is making progress?
Few Students The MOST amount of Extra Help EXTRA Time Support Practice Opportunities to Respond Skill Building Opportunities
How can I get my questions answered? How can I support my child at home? Are there materials available that I can use with my child at home? Make sure to praise your child for any progress or general improvement in the areas of concern.
Read to your child or have them read to you every day. Play games that require your child to rhyme words, count, identify colors, add and subtract Limit TV and video games Talk to your childTalk to your child
RtI is a Regular Education Initiative Data or information from a RtI process can be used in a Special Education evaluation Students with IEPs can receive some of the same interventions as students without IEPs 32 Some Few Most
When can I meet with the team to find out how my child is doing? Is the extra support working for my child or is it time to make a special education referral? How will the data collected in the RtI process be used in the special education evaluation process?
34 Does my child have to go through RtI interventions before I can make a Special Education referral? Does my child have to go through RtI interventions before I can make a Special Education referral? RtI and SPED Referrals The answer is no, you can make an evaluation request at any time. The answer is no, you can make an evaluation request at any time.
Dont be afraid to ask questions if you dont understand something that the school is doing. Be willing to work as a partner with the school. Insist on being informed.
RtI is a process that helps ALL students learn. RtI provides steps of support for students who are struggling or are in need of more challenges. RtI is successful when parents and school staff work together. RtI cannot stop a parent from receiving a special education referral for their child.
Visit the web @ http://www5.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/dept/rti/resources/parents http://www.wisconsinrticenter.org/ http://www.wifacets.org/ http://www.pacer.org/