Response to Intervention (RTI)
What is RTI?
Adapted from the Colorado Department of Education RTI website:
Response to Intervention is a multi-tiered, problem-solving approach that
addresses academic and behavioral needs of ALL students. It is an integrated
school improvement model that is standards-driven, proactive and incorporates
both prevention and intervention. RTI is effective at ALL levels (Early childhood
through High School).
Some basic underpinnings of a RTI model:
Click Here for the San Juan BOCES RTI brochure.
- RTI relies on the premise that all students receive research-based instruction in general education.
- The learning of all students is assessed early and often (ongoing progress
monitoring). Assessment is focused on direct measurements of achievement
- If there are concerns about student progress, increasingly intense tiers
of intervention are available. (Colorado System for Student Success three-tiered
model supports this thinking.)
- Individual student data gathered through the process may be used to determine
appropriateness of a special education referral (e.g., in the case
of students who do not respond adequately to intervention) and as part
evaluation for determination of eligibility.
Click Here to launch the CDE Response
to Intervention video.