Response to Intervention (RTI)
What is Response to Intervention? (RTI)
Response to Intervention (RTI) is a multi-tier approach to the early identification and support of students with learning and behavior needs. The RTI process begins with high-quality instruction and universal screening of all children in the general education classroom. Struggling learners are provided with interventions at increasing levels of intensity to accelerate their rate of learning. These services may be provided by a variety of personnel, including general education teachers, special educators, teacher assistants and other related district & BOCES specialists. Progress is closely monitored to assess both the learning rate and level of performance of individual students using tools such as running records, anecdotal observation notes, Star Reading & Math Assessments and the annual administration of the New York State ELA and Math assessment. Data is collected, analyzed and discussed. Starpoint Central School District building and/or district level RTI committees meet regularly to make educational decisions about the intensity and duration of interventions are based on individual student response to instruction. RTI is designed for use when making decisions in both general education and special education, creating a well-integrated system of instruction and intervention guided by child outcome data.