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Response to Intervention


Response to Intervention (RtI) is an early detection, prevention, and support system that attempts to identify and assist struggling students with appropriate levels of intervention. It is a framework for making instructional decisions based on data, and consists of four components:

  1. Universal screening using an assessment tool
  2. Identification and placement of students into three tiers of instruction based on their respective needs for intervention
  3. Interventional instruction as appropriate for each student’s tier
  4. Continual monitoring to check progress and ensure compliance

Additionally, the development and fluency of basic math skills are crucial components of RtI, especially for Tier 3 students who may lack a critical foundation of mastered math facts.

Students are categorized into three tiers within the RtI framework. According to researchers, the three tiers are as follows:

Response To Intervention - RTI Resources