RTI: Defined “The practice of 1) providing high quality instruction/intervention matched with student needs and 2) using learning rate over time and level of performance to 3) make important educational decisions to guide instruction.” RTI is a Continuum of Services which Provides: “(1) high-quality instruction and scientific research-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)” -
RtI: Defined Response to Intervention (RTI) is an instructional approach that provides all students with the instruction they need for learning success. The goal of RTI is to intervene early - when students begin to struggle with learning - to prevent them from falling behind and developing learning difficulties.
RtI: Core Principles We can effectively Teach All Children Early Intervention Implementation of a multi-tiered service delivery model Problem Solve to make decisions within the multi- tiered system Implement research-based scientifically validated interventions and instructional strategies Ongoing progress monitoring and assessment Data-driven decision making
RtI: Federal Rationale Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act Amendments of 2004: Students may no longer be identified as needing special education services if there has been no record of acceptable reading instruction Local education agencies must determine whether a child responds to scientific, research-based interventions Evaluate the intensity of instruction over discrepancy No Child Left Behind Act, NCLB Students who reach designated grade levels unable to read or notably behind in reading and have no history of acceptable reading instruction, are not to be identified as needing special education services all children will read by the end of third grade, and schools will make adequate yearly progress
RtI: Definition Recap A multi-Tiered system for delivery of instruction A framework, not a program Level of service increases in intensity based upon student need A problem-solving model that uses data to guide in the decision making process Encompasses all learners Focus on Reading, math and behavior Emphasizes differentiated instruction for all learners Aligns all available resources and curriculum to support and address student need NOT a placement model or pre-referral process