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What is Response to Intervention (RtI)?

What is Response to Intervention (RtI)?
Posted on 10/07/2016

RtI is a process, or a framework, for quickly assessing all students, three TIMES a year (Fall Winter and Spring).

These screeners help us assess early reading skills (identifying letters and sounds, hearing sounds in words), oral reading fluency, comprehension, math, and social emotional learning. (At the K and JK level, students are also screened for fine and gross motor, as well as some additional language skills).

We call this process of assessing all students, Universal Screening. Universal Screening assessments tell grade level data teams (teachers, special educators, interventionists and instructional coaches) if there are any CONCERNS for individual students - if there are, we determine whether we need further assessments.

The goal of RTI is to catch struggling students early in order to provide appropriate instruction based on grade level standards.

Students who are identified as struggling to learn the grade level standards are identified for tiered supports. “Tiered supports” means that they receive multiple doses of instruction in a given area or learning standard. The RtI process includes progress monitoring. We monitor progress over time to make sure the tiered supports are working. If they aren’t we consider ways to change the intervention (approach or level of frequency).

For more information about your child, you can ask your child’s teacher. For more information about RtI, click the video link below. It helps to describe how the Haggerty Grade Level Data Teams operate to make sure all of our students learn at high levels. Watch a Video >>