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.