Response to Intervention (RtI) - A Parent's Guide
What is RtI?RtI is a process designed to help schools focus on and provide high-quality instructions and interventions to students who may be struggling with learning. Interventions are matched to student needs. Student progress is monitored often to check the effectiveness of the instruction and interventions. Use of an RtI process can help avoid a "wait to fail" situation because students get help within the general education environment.
Multi-Tiered Model of School Supports
RtI uses a 3 Tiered approach to meet students' needs.
How is the Decision Made about who goes into RtI?RtI uses a problem solving method to determine a student's need for RtI services. First, all students are given the STAR test to help determine if a student is lacking a skill. Second, the classroom teacher brings grades and other information about the student to a Data meeting. If there is a need the RtI team works together to identify the gap in the student performance. The student is paired up with an interventionist and interventions are used to help bridge the gap.
RtI is a fluid processRtI uses data and teacher information to help determine if there is a need or skill deficit. If a need is found it would be addressed and monitored. Once specific gains are made the student may be released from RtI services. It is possible that in a year or two that same student may again need that extra help to be successful and be receiving RtI services. If after numerous weeks in RtI and there is little change in a student's academic growth a student may be referred for more extensive testing.
If you have further questions please contact: Mrs. Becky Miller Assistant Principal/ RtI Director or any of the building principals.