What is Response to Instruction and Intervention?

  • What is Response to Instruction and Intervention?

    RtII is:
    • A process of systematic, research-based instruction and interventions for struggling learners.
    • Instruction and interventions are matched to students' needs.
    • Progress is monitored on a regular basis.
    • Designed as an early intervention to promote long-term academic success.

    How do we implement best practices in RtII?
    • All students will receive benchmark assessments in September, January, and May. These benchmarks include DIBELS, Treasures Screening Diagnostic and Placement Test, and Study Island.
    • Data meetings will be scheduled to review the results of the benchmark data and intervention groups will be formed. At this point, a letter will be sent home to the parents by the IST teacher/reading specialists stating the students who will be receiving interventions.
    • Interventions will take place during the scheduled grade level intervention time.  Students must participate in an intervention for a minimum of six weeks prior to making any change to the intervention.
    • Students not meeting benchmark will be progress monitored every two weeks.
    • Data Team Meetings will take place approximately every six weeks/once per marking period to discuss student performance. If a child is not meeting with success, parents will be notified by either the IST teacher, classroom teacher, or reading specialist/teacher.
    • The program, interventions, and student progress are reviewed regularly to determine if a child needs to move forward with the IST process.