Response to Intervention

Response to Intervention is an educational strategy that ensures that struggling and at-risk students’ strengths and needs are identified and addressed in a timely fashion. It consists of a three-tier system of response to students’ needs, with Tier 1 addressing the needs of all students through the core instructional program.

Image of the three-tier system of response to students’ needs.

Students who are not progressing adequately in Tier 1 may be moved to a Tier 2 program, with a more intensive and targeted intervention begun to meet the student’s needs. A Tier 3 intervention may be used for students who do not progress adequately in Tier 2, and this consists of a more individualized intervention program to address specific deficits.

Throughout the RTI process, a commitment is made to address students’ needs through the use of high quality, research-based, systematic instructional strategies and to monitor students’ progress regularly. The RTI framework can be used to address both, the academic and behavioral needs of students.

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The pamphlet, A Parent’s Guide to Response to Intervention, which provides parents, families, and others with information regarding Response to Intervention is now available in Spanish, Korean, Russian, Chinese, and Haitian Creole. Please use the following link:

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