RtI - Response to Intervention A process for identifying student needs, matching research based interventions to those specific needs, and monitoring whether or not the student’s performance improves in response to the intervention. RtI – Response to Intervention Response to Intervention is a method if improving instruction by identifying students who need early intervention for academics (or behavior) matching interventions to the specific needs of struggling students Documenting student responses to interventions and making changes in content and methodology based on response data. guest|Join|Help|Sign In Actions Wiki Home Pages and Files Members Recent Changes Manage Wiki Search Wiki Navigation All Pages 87488 41 1. Home 2. 21st Century Skills 3. ActiVotes 4. Blended learning 5. Blogging elementary 6. Blogging HS English 7. Capturing audio 8. Collaborative Presentations 9. Contiguity principle 10. Cornell Notes 11. Document cameras 12. Educational video 13. EET Style Guide 14. Electronic Submission 15. Evaluating websites 16. Evaluating websites v.2 17. Eye movement 18. GRR 19. Interactive Whiteboards 20. Ipods in education see more RtI Edit Tags View As Other 2 0 38… none Print · PDF Notify · RSS · Backlinks · Source What is RtI? RtI, RESPONSE TO INTERVENTION, is a research-based, data driven approach to early identification and intervention for students with learning needs. Responses to intervention (RtI) strategies are tools that help educators target instructional interventions to meet the specific learning needs of individual students. RtI facilitates the improvement of educational outcomes for all students by providing tiered interventions with increased levels of intensity. Guidelines contained in NCLB (No Child Left Behind) and IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Act 2004) paved the way for RtI to become a national initiative. Research supports RtI as a proven method that assists in accurately distinguishing between children who truly have learning disabilities and those whose learning difficulties can be resolved with research-based, general education interventions. The President’s Commission on Excellence in Special Education recommends RtI as a best practice. (Click on image below to review policy guidelines) The RtI process provides high quality instruction and intervention strategies matched to the needs of students. Struggling learners are supported with interventions that systematically intensify to accelerate learning. General education teachers, academic coaches or learning specialists may provide intervention strategies. Learning may also be supplemented by specialized computer applications that help "fill in" the learning gaps. Student progress needs to be closely monitored and evaluated throughout the process to determine appropriate learning paths. The duration of an intervention and its intensity are determined by a student's response to a particular intervention strategy. RtI core principles: The belief that we can effectively teach all children The knowledge that we must intervene early using a multi-tiered instructional delivery approach that supports all students The use of research-based interventions and instructional strategies is essential The process of continual monitoring of student progress to inform our instruction The information necessary to make informed, data-driven decisions The RtI process: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. The screening of all students Identification of students that may be at-risk Determination of deficit skills and problem area Selection and implementation of intervention strategies Progress monitoring to evaluate the student’s response to intervention RtI multi-tiered approach The Three Tier Instructional Model is designed to meet the needs of every student and consists of three levels of instruction. This multi-tier approach most efficiently facilitates differentiated instruction for all students. The model integrates increasing intensities of instruction matched to the needs of each student. Tier 1: Universal Interventions Students who need SOME help reside in Tier 1. In this tier classroom Interventions are implemented; the classroom teacher identifies struggling students and collects data which is then used to modify teaching strategies. Interventions represent core instruction and universal access to core materials. Seventy-five to eighty percent of students should fall into this category. Tier I interventions include differentiated instructional strategies and support. Regular classroom assessments alert the teacher to deficiencies in student learning. Students who display poor response to group instruction in Tier 1 should be moved into Tier 2, strategic instruction. Tier 2: Targeted, Strategic Interventions Students who need MORE targeted help reside in Tier 2. This tier typically includes 10-15 percent of students who need “an extra dose” of good instruction to learn successfully. Tier 2 intervention strategies are in addition to the Tier 1 core instruction. Targeted, strategic interventions are designed to be fast-paced and highly effective. Students who fail to respond to strategies in Tier 2 should be moved into Tier 3, intensive instruction. Tier 3: Intensive, Comprehensive Interventions Students who need INDIVIDUALIZED, INTENSIVE help reside in Tier 3. This tier represents about five percent of the student population. These students continue to experience learning difficulties even after receiving strategic, targeted group interventions in Tiers 1 and 2. In Tier 3 students receive intensive, individualized interventions composed of high-intensity procedures. (Example of RtI form) Response to Intervention Flowchart Model (click on graphic below for interactive model) Rti in a nutshell Response to Intervention refers to a process that highlights how well students respond to changes in their instruction. Using the multi-tiered RtI approach helps eliminate achievement gaps. The RtI process utilizes all resources within a school district to create an integrated system of instruction developed from a collection of student data. Leadership is critical to the implementation of RtI. RtI requires the coordination of resource support from school, district, and the community. Administrators, leadership teams and teachers have vital roles in the planning, implementation, and success of RtI implementation. Schools implementing Response to Intervention are better equipped to provide parents with information about student progress, instruction and the academic and behavioral goals for their child. An education system implementing RtI promotes collaboration and shared responsibility for the learning of all students. Response to Intervention is recognized as an effective instructional practice to support the learning needs of all students.