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.