• RTI: Response to Intervention is a multi – tiered problem solving approach that identifies students struggling in academic and behavioral areas early and provides them with strategies and targeted instruction at varying levels of support.


    The following are the principles behind RTI:


    l       We can effectively teach all children.

    l       We need to intervene early if students begin to fall behind

    l       We need to use a multitier system of delivery, beginning with the classroom teacher to support students.

    l       We need to use data and a problem-solving method to make decisions.

    l       We need to use research-based, scientifically validated instruction/interventions

    l       We need to monitor student progress.

    l       We use assessment for three different purposes (screening, diagnostic, and progress monitoring)     

    The First Tier of RTI, where 80% -85%of students needs should be met is Good First Teaching based on the NYS Standards:

    • Benchmark Assessments
    • Differentiated Instruction
    • Focused Instruction
    • Small Flexible Groups for scaffolded practice and teacher feedback
    • Direct Explicit Instruction
    • Rochester Instructional Framework (Workshop Model)
    • Rochester Curriculum Developer
    • Effective classroom management strategies, rituals & routines
    • Character Education

    The Second Tier of RTI, where 5%-10% of students might be, is Strategic Supplemental Instruction:

    • Guided instruction, Needs-based grouping
    • Increased intensity, increased explicit instruction, increased feedback
    • Computer Assisted Instruction
    • Avanta and NovaNet credit recovery and enhancement 
    • Behavior Contracts
    • Check and Connect

    The Third Tier of RTI, where 1%-5& students might be, is Intensive Intervention:

    • Individualized Instruction
    • Smaller intensified groups for recovering lost ground for reading on grade level
    • Functional Behavioral Assessments & Behavior Intervention Plans