Academic Intervention (RTI)

What is Response to Intervention?

All parents want to see their child succeed. It can be very frustrating if a child falls behind in reading, math, writing, or other subjects.

Response to Intervention (RTI) is a process that provides intervention and educational support to all students at increasing levels of intensity based on their individual needs. The goal is to prevent problems and intervene early so that students can be successful.

RTI is a process designed to help schools focus on interventions that are matched to student needs. The information gained from the RTI process is used by school personnel and parents to adapt instruction and to make decisions regarding educational support. 

What Does RTI Look Like?

The RTI process has three tiers that build upon one another. Each tier provides a more intense level of support:

  • Tier I includes high-quality instruction.
    • The school provides all students with access to high-quality curriculum, instruction, and behavioral supports in the general education classroom.
  • Tier II includes additional targeted, supplemental instruction/interventions.
    • The school provides interventions to individuals or small groups of students who need more support than they are receiving through Tier 1.
  • Tier III includes intensive interventions.
    • The school develops and implements intensive interventions to meet the individual needs of students.