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RtI Information
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Thursday, August 01, 2019
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Response to Instruction information

What is Response to Instruction?

Parents want to see their child excel, and it can be very frustrating if a child falls behind in reading or math, or if the child has difficulty getting along with others or making appropriate choices.

Response to Instruction (RtI) is a process that provides intervention and educational support to all students at increasing levels of intensity based on their individual needs. The goal is to prevent problems and intervene early so that students can be successful.

What does RtI look like?

The RtI process has three tiers that build upon one another: Each tier provides more intensive levels of support:

·         Tier 1 includes high quality instruction. PES provides all students with access to high quality research based instruction and behavior support in the general education classroom. 



·         Tier 2 includes additional targeted, supplemental instruction/interventions. In addition to Tier 1, PES provides interventions to small groups of students and additional behavior support with the Behavior Coach.  



·         Tier 3 includes intensive interventions. In addition to Tier 1, PES implements more frequent and intensive interventions to meet the individual needs of students though small group instruction and behavior support with the Behavior Coach and Helping Families.



RtI Includes:

1.       High quality, research-based instruction and behavioral support in general education.


2.       School-wide screening of academics and behavior in order to determine which students need closer monitoring or additional interventions.


3.       Multiple tiers of increasingly intense scientific, research-based interventions that are matched to student need.


4.       Use of a collaborative approach by school staff for development, implementation, and monitoring of the intervention process.


5.       Continuous monitoring of student progress during the interventions, using objective information to determine if students are meeting goals.


6.       Follow-up measures providing information that the intervention was implemented as intended and with appropriate consistency.


If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Hardy at 361-3885 or

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