RESPONSE TO INTERVENTION (RtI)
Response to Intervention (RtI) is an approach for redesigning and establishing teaching and learning environments that are effective, efficient, relevant, and durable for all students, families, and educators. RtI is a general education initiative.
RtI is also a process designed to help schools focus on and provide high-quality instruction and interventions to students who may be struggling with learning.
An intervention is a specific type of instruction that is used to help with a specific type of problem. Interventions are matched to student needs.
Student progress is monitored often to check the effectiveness of the instruction and interventions. The data collected on a student’s progress are used to shape instruction and make educational decisions.
Use of an RtI process can help avoid a “wait to fail” situation because students get help promptly within the general education environment.
RtI has three important parts: 1) A multi-tiered model of school supports, 2) Using a problem solving method for decision-making at each tier, and 3) Using data to inform instruction at each tier.