What is RtI?

Response to Intervention integrates assessment and intervention within a multi-level prevention system to maximize student achievement and to reduce behavior problems.  With RTI, schools identify students at risk for poor learning outcomes, monitor student progress, provide evidence-based interventions and adjust the intensity and nature of those interventions depending on a student’s responsiveness, and identify students with learning disabilities or other disabilities. RtIis a framework for gifted education as well because we can identify and monitor students who are doing well in the classroom. RtI offers us the opportunity to ask further questions about students to ensure we are meeting their learning needs as well.