Response to Intervention/Multi-Tiered Support System
- The practice of providing high-quality instruction to all students
- Providing interventions matched to student need
- Monitoring progress frequently to make decisions about changes in instruction or goals applying child response data to important educational decisions
It provides a framework to support all students using a tri-tiered triangle model that addresses both academic instruction and behavioral support (often referred to as Positive Behavioral Intervention Support, or PBIS or PBS). The tiers of the triangle represent universal instruction for all students and increasing levels of interventions for those students who need them, including those for special education students. A problem solving approach is used to analyze the data and make decisions about appropriate instruction and interventions.
Universal Instruction- Tier I
Targeted Instruction - Tier II
Intensified Instruction – Tier III
- Teachers should contact parent and notify them of their concerns for the student. With parental concurrence begin interventions and documentation for at least a few weeks prior to referral unless the student’s needs are so significant to warrant immediate referral.
- Referring teacher obtains the RTI Form from website. There is a form specifically designed for academics and behavior (Exhibit A) and a different form for speech and language concerns (Exhibits B).
- Referring teacher completes the form in detail with supporting documentation and returns it to the RTI Coordinator, Department of Programs and Interventions.
- RTI Coordinator will contact the referring teacher, discuss the referral or obtain information that may be relevant.
- An initial RTI meeting will be scheduled to review the referral and to determine if sufficient Tier II/III interventions have been implemented and monitored. The team will also discuss additional Tier II/III interventions that may be implemented in the classroom with follow-up, gathering additional data, and student observation.
- The meeting agenda is as follows:
- Identify concerns
- Inventory student strengths and talents
- Summary of Tier I and Tier II interventions (include background data, student's current level of performance and Tier I and Tier II interventions)
- Define academic and/or behavioral goals (top 1-2 difficulties that most interfere with student's progress)
- Design Intervention Plan (include method and frequency of progress monitoring)
- Plan for contacting parents/guardian if not in attendance
- Review the intervention and monitoring plan
- Schedule follow-up meeting
- Copies of the referral, meeting minutes and intervention plan will be maintained in the Department of Programs and Interventions.
- Follow-up contact is made with the referring teacher and parent/guardian according to the established intervention plan.
- A follow-up meeting will be held by the team monthly to discuss the intervention plan and make any necessary changes. Teachers will complete the RTI Follow Up Form for each subsequent meeting.