Response to Intervention (RTI)

There is a new process called Response to Intervention that is being introduced in schools in the United States. Its purpose is to “provide a safety net for at-risk readers, some of whom have learning disabilities. The idea is to catch students when they begin to struggle, so they can succeed without being ‘labeled.'”

Here is an excerpt from a primer for parents provided by the National Association of School Psychologists so that you can understand the program more.

[…] Simply, “Response to Intervention” refers to a process that emphasizes how well students respond to changes in instruction. The essential elements of an RTI approach are: the provision of scientific, research-based instruction and interventions in general education; monitoring and measurement of student progress in response to the instruction and interventions; and use of these measures of student progress to shape instruction and make educational decisions. […]

[…] Response to Intervention (RTI) is an array of procedures that can be used to determine if and how students respond to specific changes in instruction. RTI provides an improved process and structure for school teams in designing, implementing, and evaluating educational interventions. […]

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