For RTI implementation to work well, the following essential components must be implemented with fidelity and in a rigorous manner:
High-quality, scientifically based classroom instruction
All students receive high-quality, research-based instruction in thegeneral education classroom.
Ongoing student assessment
Universal screening and progress monitoring provide information about a student’s learning rate and level of achievement, both individually and in comparison with the peer group. These data are then used when determining which students need closer monitoring or intervention. Throughout the RTI process, student progress is monitored frequently to examine student achievement and gauge the effectiveness of the curriculum. Decisions made regarding students’ instructional needs are based on multiple data points taken in context over time.
A multi-tier approach is used to efficiently differentiate instruction for all students. The model incorporates increasing intensities of instruction offering specific, research-based interventions matched to student needs.
Schools implementing RTI provide parents information about their child’s progress, the instruction and interventions used, the staff who are delivering the instruction, and the academic or behavioral goals for their child.Children that are in the RTI program will have core skills reinforced in reading and writing, or math in small groups using various activities that support the learning needs of your child. Your child may be working on the computer, playing educational games or working with me to reinforced important concepts and skills while in the RTI room.