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