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What do we mean by RTI?

RtI is a school process used to determine if a student is responding to classroom instruction and progressing as expected. In the RtI process, a student who is struggling receives additional instructional support provided by matching instruction to a student’s individual needs through a multi-tier instructional model. Each level, also known as a tier, provides instruction with increased intensity such as smaller groups or instructional time focused on specific areas. RtI focuses on the early prevention of academic and behavioral difficulties by:
• ensuring appropriate instruction for all students;
• monitoring students’ progress; and
• providing additional levels of instructional assistance
(intervention) for students who require support.
To see a brief video that describes that three tiered RTI process shown below, CLICK HERE



National Center on Student Progress Monitoring - The National Center on Student Progress Monitoring (NCSPM) has exciting downloadable articles, PowerPoint presentations, FAQs, and additional resources about student progress monitoring, Curriculum-Based Measurement, applying decision making to IEPs and other researched based topics.

Intervention Central - This site offers free tools and resources to help school staff and parents to promote positive classroom behaviors and foster effective learning for all children. ~Jim Wright

RTI Tools - This web site has a wide range of useful websites and information on many different intervention areas. 

Arkansas Literacy Intervention Matrix - The Arkansas Literacy Intervention Matrix includes (a)“best practice”, research based, curricular approaches linked directly to the Arkansas Frameworks to use with all students (including students with disabilities) to maximize total literacy success, (b) probes to assist teachers in functional analysis of possible deficits in literacy, linked to, (c) sample lessons providing a framework to address a particular skill deficit. These lessons include Tier II, III, IV and V interventions to use when students are not acquiring critical skills in these curricula and need different and/or more intensive strategies to facilitate mastery across the five essential elements of literacy.

Florida Center for Reading Research: K-1 Student Center Activities - Literacy based activities / interventions.

Florida Center for Reading Research: 2-3 Student Center Activities - Literacy based activities / interventions.

RTI Interventions Manual -  Scientifically based interventions for reading, writing, and math.

NY State RTI - New York State Response to Intervention Technical Assistance Center.

Handwriting Worksheets - Create writing practice sheets in D'Nealian or Zaner-Bloser style.

New York State Reading Resource Center -  This website serves as a portal for up-to-date information on reading instruction and was developed for school administrators, coaches, teachers, and parents.

Using Curriculum Based Measurement For Progress Monitoring In Reading

Best Practices on Interventions for Students With Reading Problems

The Iris Center  - Materials and resources that cover a wide variety of evidence-based topics, including behavior, RTI, learning strategies, and progress monitoring.

The Iris Center - Behavior Frequency and Interval Recording -In this activity, teachers can learn about how to collect data using both interval recording and frequency recording, two data collection systems that can help educators achieve an accurate picture of student performance in the classroom.

The Iris Center - Behavior Duration and Latency Recoding - In this activity, teachers gain experience collecting data using both duration recording and latency recording, two methods instructors can use to determine whether a student's behavior is problematic and warrants intervention.

Spelling City - site to teach spelling and vocabulary words.  


Dr. Mac's Behavior Advisor -  A multitude of  research-based behavior management strategies.  

You Can Handle Them All - A reference for handling over 117 misbehaviors at school and home.