Presentation on theme: "What is RTI? RTI is a general education initiative aimed at improving student performance through the use of effective scientific research-based instructional."— Presentation transcript:
1 What is RTI?RTI is a general education initiative aimed at improving student performance through the use of effective scientific research-based instructional strategiesRTI is a problem-solving approach to improving pre-referral services and preventing unnecessary assignment to special educationRTI is a multi-tiered approach of intervention in responding to students’ needs
3 Where did RTI come from?Under the Reauthorization of IDEA, 2004, students will no longer be able to be classified as having a learning disability unless scientific research-based instruction has been provided in accordance with regulatory recommendations prior to referring students to the CSE
4 Pre-Referral Interventions “The use of pre-referral instructional strategies in the general education setting is required to address the needs of students with learning and/or behavioral problems prior to a referral to the CSE. Part 200 Regulations requires a description and documentation of any attempts to remediate a student’s performance prior to a referral to the CSE.”
6 Three Tiered Approach to Intervention 5% = Tier III15% = Tier II80% = Tier IDifferentiation…
7 Multi-Tiered ModelTier I: Universal Interventions: The interventions that all students receive as part of the general education curriculum and the use of instructional strategies that allstudents benefit fromTier II: Targeted more intensive instruction including but limited tosmall group and/or 1:1 supplemental systematic instructionTier III: Comprehensive evaluation by a multi disciplinary teamand intensive support in order to determine eligibility forspecial education*At every tier, assessments are completed and data is collectedand reviewed. Parents are notified when students are recommended to receive support at Tier II.* Tier intervention should be utilized for approximately 8-10 weeks.
8 Intervention Tools Interventions are based on monitored progress and are targeted to specific studentneedsInterventions are administered by classroom teacher, reading specialist, and other highly qualified teachersInterventions provide students with ADDITIONAL instructions.
9 Important Questions For Teachers Is there a mismatch between the student’s learning style and the instructional approach?Have we defined the student’s needs and identified the student’s strengths as opposed to his deficits?How must curriculum and instructional strategies be adjusted to support the student’s learning?
10 Fast FactsToo many children are classified without exhausting appropriate instructional strategies first.Research shows that many children who demonstrate reading difficulties in primary grades can be brought up to average levels of performance when provided with intensive and focused instructionIntelligence is more a predictor of school success, and not necessarily a predictor of successful reading.
11 Summary:RTI is…..* Establishment of effective teaching strategies and core curriculum with general education population* Universal screening of ALL students* Use of research based interventions in general education* Measurement of student responses to interventions* Use of student RTI data to change intensity or from of new interventions