Response to Intervention (RtI)
Districts have an obligation to identify, locate, and evaluate all children with disabilities in need of special education services. Districts must ensure that students suspected of having a disability are provided general education intervention procedures.
Response to Intervention is a process used by schools to ensure that all students receive high quality research-based instruction in their general education setting. This includes continuous monitoring of student performance, screening all students for academic and behavioral problems, and implementing multiple tiers of instruction that are progressively more intense base on the student’s response to the intervention.
RTI, also known as MTSS, is a school-wide model that should address the needs of all students. Schools should identify students at-risk for poor learning outcomes, monitor student progress, provide interventions, and adjust those interventions based on how the student responds to them. This also includes providing resources based on student need and collecting data at each “tier” to determine whether interventions are successful.