Response To Intervention

What is Response To Intervention (RTI)?

Response to Intervention (RTI) is a multi-tiered approach to the early identification and support of students with learning and behavior needs.  It consists of several BIG IDEAS:

1) High Quality Instruction
2) Tiered Instruction
3) Progress Monitoring
4) Data Driven Decision Making

High Quality Instruction

All students receive high-quality, research-based instruction in the general education classroom.

Multi-Tierd Instruction

Tiered Instruction

Progress Monitoring

Universal screening and progress monitoring provide information about a student’s learning rate and level of achievement, both individually and in comparison with the peer group. 

At Westfall we use the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) as our benchmarking tool.  This is administered to all students three times a year (Fall, Winter, Spring).

Teachers use many classroom based tools, such as DRA and QRI and other curriculum based measures.

Data Driven Decision Making

Data that is collected is used to determine which students need closer monitoring or intervention and move up the "TIER".  Decisions made regarding students’ instructional needs are based on multiple data points taken over time.

This data is also used to as part of the ETR assessment process in identifying students with disabilities.