RTI (Response to Intervention) is a multi-tiered system that uses a data-driven problem-solving model to identify specific student needs and match appropriate instructional strategies.
The RTI Framework has three tiers. Each tier provides differing levels of support.
- In Tier I, all students receive research-based, high quality, general education instruction with ongoing assessment.
- In Tier II, intervention is implemented when assessment indicates that a student is not making adequate gains from Tier I instruction alone. Students are provided small group interventions designed to meet their specific needs. These students are progress monitored weekly or every other week using a tool that is sensitive to measuring changes in the student's individual skills.
- Tier III provides more intense interventions to students who have not made significant progress in Tier II, who are more than 1.5 grade levels behind, or who are below the 10% percentile. These students are progress monitored weekly.