Response to Intervention (RtI)
Response to Intervention is an instructional framework that promotes a well-integrated system connecting general, compensatory, gifted, and special education in providing high quality, standards-based instruction and intervention that is matched to students' academic, social-emotional, and behavioral needs.
Core Principles of RtI (adopted from the Colorado Department of Education)
- ALL children can learn and achieve high standards as a result of effective teaching.
- All students must have access to a rigorous, standards-based curriculum and researched-based instruction.
- Intervening at the earliest indication of need is necessary for student success (Pre K-12).
- A comprehensive system of tiered interventions is essential for addressing the full range of student needs.
- Student results improve when ongoing academic and behavioral performance data inform instructional decisions.
- Collaboration among educators, families and community members is the foundation for effective problem-solving and instructional decision making.
- On-going and meaningful involvement of families increases student success.
- All members of the school community must continue to gain knowledge and develop expertise in order to build capacity and sustainability of RtI.
- Effective leadership at all levels is crucial for the implementation of RtI.
- Identify and work with struggling learners in all settings.
- Use data to drive decisions about student needs.
- Employ research-based strategies to address student learning gaps.
- Continually monitor student progress towards learning goals.
- Create a positive, supportive school environment for all students.
- Provide resources and staff training to support the RtI framework.
- Contact your child's teacher, principal or counselor if you have a concern about their academic or behavioral performance.
- Collaborate with teachers.
- Share information about student and family as appropriate.
- Support student learning at home.
- Attend Problem-Solving Team meetings.