RtI  Response to Intervention

Bridging the gap to SUCCESS for ALL STUDENTS

What is RtI?

 ¨ “RtI” stands for Response to Intervention, which is a school-wide, federally and state mandated initiative designed to help all students achieve higher levels of academic and behavioral success by  catching students before any potential to fail.  Through high quality instruction, continuous review of student progress/achievement / data, and frequent collaboration with classroom teachers, administration, and the RtI team, we are constantly evaluating & re-evaluating how to help students reach their potential.

¨ Through RtI, the use of best practices, and differentiation in the regular classroom (Tier 1) as well as using evidence-based instruction in the Tier 2 and Tier 3 RtI groups, Riverview teachers are able to continually “Teach to the Student,” individualizing instruction, and bridge   any learning gaps that may be present.  The students’ responsiveness  to the  intervention determines what further  instruction should be provided.

How do Students Qualify for RtI?

¨ Numerous sources of data are analyzed regularly for student placement. The data sources include (but are not limited to):  district/state assessments, MAP assessments, AIMSweb assessments, grades/performance, and teacher observations/recommendations.

¨ Once all data points are reviewed, students are placed in the appropriate intervention—usually Tier1, Tier 2, or Tier 3.

 What are the “Tiers”?   There are the different types of RtI groups.

¨ Tier 1

· Using evidence-based best teaching and learning practices with the core curriculum, in the classroom.

· Differentiated, core instruction for all students, measured by formative,  summative and local assessments. 

· Administered daily, by classroom teacher.

¨ Tier 2

· Using evidence-based, targeted  interventions to bridge learning gaps.

· This is in addition to the regular  curriculum.

· Administered 3-4 times per week for approximately 20—30 minutes,  duration 8 weeks.

· Delivered by RtI Interventionist in a small group setting.

· Progress monitoring administered on a bi-weekly basis. 

¨ Tier 3

· Using research-based, intensive,   targeted interventions to bridge any learning gaps.

· This is in addition to the regular  curriculum.

· Administered 3-4 times per week for approximately 20 –30 minutes,  duration 8 weeks.

· Delivered by Reading Specialist in a small group or individualized setting.

· Progress monitoring administered on a weekly basis. 

 Progress Monitoring & Transitioning to/from Tiers of RtI


¨ Progress Monitoring using AIMSweb, an assessment program and database, is administered weekly for Tier 3 and bi-weekly for Tier 2 students.  This data is reviewed regularly, providing insight about the students’ strengths, growth, and remaining needs.

          · Students may “graduate” of a tier, as any learning gaps are bridged, in which case tier 3 students may transition to Tier 2, and Tier 2 >>>>>>may transition to Tier 1(classroom differentiation). 

· Additional 8 week session(s) may be recommended if the RtI Team believes it is in best interest of the student.

· Students who show little or no  improvement, or who have other mitigating factors, may move from Tier 2 to Tier 3, for more individualized  instruction. 

· Students who have received multiple 8 week sessions and/or students who have made little to no progress in RtI, may be referred to the School Psychologist for further evaluation.