Response to Intervention (RtI)
The common goal of RtI is to help all students achieve high standards. It is the practice of meeting the academic and behavioral needs of all students through a variety of services. These services contain the following key elements:
• High‐quality instruction and research‐based interventions to meet the individual needs
of the student.
• Frequent monitoring of the student’s progress to make academic and/or behavioral
• Application of student data for important educational decisions, such as intervention,
curriculum, instructional goals, methodologies, and placement.
The instructional approaches used within the general education setting should result in progress, academic and/or behavioral, for the majority of students. Struggling students are identified using databased progress monitoring and are provided intense instruction.
“RtI holds the promise of ensuring that all children have access to high quality instruction and that struggling learners . . . are identified, supported, and served early and effectively.”
Response to Intervention Guidance, Texas
Education Agency, 2008