• Response to Intervention
    What Is RtI?
    Response to Intervention (RtI) integrates assessment and intervention within a multi-level prevention system to maximize student achievement and to reduce behavior problems. With RtI, schools identify students at risk for poor learning outcomes, monitor student progress, provide evidence-based interventions and adjust the intensity and nature of those interventions depending on a student’s responsiveness, and identify students with learning disabilities or other disabilities.
    In SPS the RtI Process has three purposes:
    1. To review grade-level behavior and academic data in order to evaluate the effectiveness of core programs.
    2. To screen and identify students needing additional academic and/or behavior support.
    3. To plan, implement and modify interventions for these students. Depending on each student’s
    “response to intervention,” a formal referral for special education evaluation may result.
    RtI is intended to be a structured, systematic process involving the following features and activities: team membership, supporting the school-wide planning of the Literacy, Math, and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports Teams, planning for the 20% of students that are unable to be successful in the regular core instruction, monthly meetings with staff with a focus on collaborative problem-solving, and individualizing and/or intensifying interventions for students.
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