Response to Intervention (RTI) is a problem solving model based upon regular progress monitoring to provide systematic, high quality instructional and behavioral planning matched to student needs.
Essential Components of RTI:
- R.T.I. is a regular education (not special education) initiative intended to address student difficulties before they become life-long barriers to learning.
- The school community and families work collaboratively in developing wrap-around strategies that promotes student learning.
- Provides additional skill specific support systems and resources.
- It is a systematic and data based process with specified progress monitoring, benchmarks and cut-offs which trigger intervention.
- R.T.I. is a tiered system of increasing levels of intervention based upon student need.
- R.T.I. involves planning and problem solving at the classroom, building and district level.
- R.T.I may integrate systematic supports or programming from community agencies or community resources.
RTI is Not:
- It is not a particular person, place or program.
- Is not a special education service or plan.
- It is not a gateway to special education.