According to the National Center on Response to Intervention, "Response to intervention 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" (2010).
What are the Levels of RtI at Melba Junior/ Senior High School?
There are three levels of RtI .
1. The first level focuses upon providing research-based best practice instruction to all students.
2. The secondary level of RtI is characterized by evidence-based intervention(s) of moderate intensity. This may be smaller targeted groups of students who require additional support to be successful in the classroom. The student may be referred to receive additional services at this time.
3. The tertiary prevention level includes individualized intervention(s) of increased intensity for students who show minimal response to secondary prevention.
At all levels, attention should be on fidelity of implementation, with consideration for cultural and linguistic responsiveness and recognition of student strengths (National Center, 2011).
The RtI pyramid outlines these levels of instructional support in this framework.
If you would like to know more about how this process works please follow the link to the National Center on Response to Intervention website.