Holden R-III School District

What is Response to Intervention(RTI)? 

Response to Intervention is a tiered method of intervention used to provide early assistance to children who are having difficulty learning. RTI prevents academic failure through frequent progress measurement and instructional interventions 

All students will be screened for academic proficiency. Teams of teachers will review the data and use the results to determine which students are in need of interventions.The intensity of the interventions increases with the severity of the learning delay.  

The process of RTI involves: 1) screening for at-risk students; 2) monitoring of responsiveness to instruction; and 3) determination of the course of action. Steps 2 and 3 are iterative.(Fuchs & Fuchs, 2006; Kavale et al., 2005).  

For more information regarding RTI, please see the following links:  

  National Center on Response to Intervention


  Wrights Law


  RTI Action Network


  Renaissance Learning


  The National Association of School Psychologists



Intervention Resource Sites for Teachers

   Intervention Central


   Scientifically Based Research


   Interventions for Improving Reading


   Florida Center for Reading Research




   Florida Center for Reading Research -RTI


   Center on Instruction


   U.S.Dept. of Education - Doing What Works


   U.S.Dept. of Education Institute of Ed. Sciences


   IRIS Center-IDEA ’04 and Research for Inclusive Settings


   Special Connections