The Response to Intervention (RTI) approach is a multi-tier approach designed to integrate assessment, instruction, and data-based decision making to identify and support students with learning and behavior needs in both regular and special education classrooms (3). In order for RTI execution to work well, there are some essential components that must be implemented with commitment and in a thorough manner (4):
- High quality, scientifically based classroom instruction - All students receive high-quality, research-based instruction in the regular classroom.
- Ongoing student assessment - Universal screening and monitoring to check progress and provide information about a student's rate of learning and achievement level, both on an individual basis and compared with a peer group. These data are then used to determine students that may need closer monitoring or intervention. Through this process, students are monitored frequently to examine achievement and gauge the effectiveness of the curriculum. At that time, decisions may be made regarding the students instructional needs which are based on multiple data points taken in context over time.
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