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Response to Intervention

According to the National Center on Response to Intervention (NCRTI), Response to intervention (RTI) integrates assessment and intervention within a multi-level prevention system to maximize student achievement and to reduce behavioral problems. With RTI, schools use data to identify students at risk for poor learning outcomes, monitor student progress, provide evidence-based interventions and adjust the intensity and nature of those interventions depending on a student’s responsiveness, and identify students with learning disabilities or other disabilities.

(Essential Components of RTI: A Closer look at Response to Intervention.)

RTI is a framework for providing comprehensive support to students and is not an instructional practice. RTI is a prevention-oriented approach to linking assessment and instruction that can inform educators’ decisions about how best to teach their students. A goal of RTI is to minimize the risk for long-term negative learning outcomes by responding quickly and efficiently to documented learning or behavioral problems and ensuring appropriate identification of students with disabilities.

For information regarding Washington County School District’s RTI implementation, please click the link below:

Washington County Schools RTI Policy