Response to Intervention (RtI)

RtI (Response to Intervention) is a multi-tiered framework for the early identification and prevention of academic and behavioral decline. It utilizes a combination of universal screening for all students and regular progress monitoring for tiered students to determine whether students are learning and progressing adequately when provided high-quality instruction and interventions.

RtI practices are proactive, incorporating both prevention and intervention, and are effective at all levels from early childhood through high school. Essentially, RtI targets individual student gaps in learning (typically 2-3 grades below grade level) that prevent students from learning on-grade level material.

RtI is a way to:

  • work with students who are having trouble learning
  • accurately monitor individual progress
  • use data to make informed decisions regarding student instruction, and
  • ensure that all students can reach their potential.