Response to Intervention
What is RtI?
Response to Instruction (RtI) is a process designed to help schools focus on and provide high-quality instruction and interventions to all students in both academics and behavior. An intervention is a specific type of instruction that is used to help with a specific type of problem. Interventions are matched to student’s needs. Student progress is monitored often to check the effectiveness of the instruction and intervention. The data collected on a student's progress are used to shape instruction and make educational decisions.
RtI has three important parts:
using a three tier model of school supports (MTSS or Multi-Tiered System Supports)
using a problem-solving method for decision-making
using data to form instruction
RtI Multi-Tiered Intervention Model
In an RtI framework, resources are determined by a student's needs. The framework is usually shown as a three tier model that layers intense instruction and interventions as data shows necessary.