Response to Intervention
Foundational Literature and Recommendations
What is Response to Intervention?
Response to Intervention (RtI) is a multi-tier approach to the early identification and support of students with learning and/or social-emotional or behavioral needs. The RtI process begins with high-quality instruction and universal screening of all children in the general education classroom. Struggling learners are provided with interventions at increasing levels of intensity to accelerate their rate of learning. These services may be provided by a variety of personnel, including general education teachers, special educators, and specialists. Progress is closely monitored to assess both the learning rate and level of performance of individual students. Educational decisions about the intensity and duration of interventions are based on individual student response to instruction. RTI is designed for use when making decisions in both general education and special education, creating a well-integrated system of instruction and intervention guided by child outcome data. RtI is a preventive framework for all students, not a pre-referral process for special education.
The four essential components of an MTSS/RtI framework are
- Progress monitoring
- Multi-level or multi-tier prevention system
- Data-based decision making
Reading Level to Number Conversion