In Wisconsin’s vision for Response to Intervention (RtI), the three essential elements of high quality instruction, balanced assessment, and collaboration systematically interact within a multi-level system of support to provide the structures to increase success for all students. Culturally responsive practices are central to an effective RtI system and are evident within each of the three essential elements. In a multi-level system of support, schools employ the three essential elements of RtI at varying levels of intensity based upon student responsiveness to instruction and intervention. These elements do not work in isolation. Rather, all components of the visual model inform and are impacted by the others; this relationship forms Wisconsin’s vision for RtI.
Technology reinforces the three RtI elements through the utilization of Web 2.0 tools that ensure collaboration among educators, centralize resources into repositories that are accessible and affordable, and provide tracking systems for managing implemented interventions and their effects based on progress monitoring measures.