RTI is… a problem solving process that schools can use to help children who are struggling academically or behaviorally.
“With RTI, schools identify students at risk for poor learning outcomes, monitor student progress, provide evidence-based interventions and adjust the intensity and nature of those interventions depending on a student’s responsiveness, and identify students with learning disabilities or other disabilities.” (NCRTI, 2010)
Before Tier 1:
Why start the RTI?
- If a child is not meeting grade-level academic/behavioral expectations
- If a child is on a RIMP and is not making progress
- If incentives and/or consequences were not successful
- If written communication or calls to parents did not result in a significant change
Fill out the following:
- Referral Form (student information, concerns that apply, rating sheet, overall grades)
- Plots for 1st baseline on the Data Collection Sheet Focus on a specific skill, or the lowest performing subject; if more than one, then pick the one where progress is the most important for grade-level success. (Use MAPS or Dibels if possible for baseline data.)
- Take your information to your grade level representative at least one week prior to the monthly RTI meeting. RTI meetings are scheduled to be on early release days.
- Committee will meet with the classroom teacher to discuss/design a strategy to be implemented
- Teacher goes back to classroom, implements the strategy, and plots the data at least two times on the Data Collection Sheet
- Committee may meet with teacher on multiple occasions, repeating above steps and changing strategies if necessary
- Parents will be invited to discuss and review RTI Tiers 1 and 2.
- Recommendation for testing may be discussed