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.