Response to Intervention (RtI)
A Tiered System of Intervention Delivery
Response to Intervention (RtI) is constructed around a 3-tiered model of intervention delivery (MTSS). Tier 1 is called “universal” because the methods used at this level are what all students receive. On the academic side, Tier 1 is the core curriculum, in each subject area, that all students receive in each classroom, at each grade level. On the behavioral side, Tier 1 is the school-wide/class-wide approach to behavior management used for all students (e.g., CHAMPs).Tier 2 is called “strategic” or “targeted” because these are interventions targeted to specific student problems. Tier 2 consists of strategies that are supplemental—that is, provided in addition to, not in place of, the core curriculum or behavior management approach. Tier 2 interventions are generally targeted to at-risk students and they are usually delivered in a small group format (e.g., a group of 5 struggling readers in a classroom is provided with supplemental reading instruction, from a reading coach, 30 minutes per day, 5 days per week, in addition to receiving all core instruction in reading from the classroom teacher). Tier 3 is called “intensive” because at this level the student needs interventions that are specifically tailored to his/her needs and intensively focused. As at Tier 2, these interventions are supplemental—that is, provided in addition to all core instruction in the student’s area of difficulty.
(Florida Department of Education, 2008)
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Collaborative Problem Solving Team (CPST) Implementation and Training Materials
- Best Practices-Tier 1 Examples
- CPS Team Benchmark Checklist
- Creating Tier 1 Strategies/Activities (BASIS)
- Creating Tier 2 and 3 Academic Records (BASIS)
- Documenting RtI in BASIS FAQ
- Guiding Tools for Instructional Problem Solving
- MTSS Common Language Manual
- MTSS/RtI Training Power Point Presentation
- RtI Decision Making Guide
- RtI Flow Chart
- RtI Training Introductory Video (3 minutes)
- Strategy vs. Intervention Guide
- Tier Sorting- Training Activity
- Understanding the Acronyms - Training Activity
MTSS/RtI Compliance and Action Items
- Brainshark (Parent) A guide for parents on how to request an evaluation
- Brainshark (Parent) Procedural Safeguards: An overview of certain rights afforded to you and your child.
- Brainshark (Parent) MTSS/RtI Parent Focus: Available in Spanish, Portuguese and Haitian/Creole under the attachments section. RtI contact at each school will share this resource with all parents.
- Brainshark (Training) Parent Requested Evaluations: A guide to accommodating parent requests for comprehensive educational evaluations. Note: ALL RtI Contacts are required to view this Brainshark no later than September 29, 2014 and save the certificate of completion.
- Brainshark (Training) Provision of Consent for Evaluation 20-Day Rule: ALL RtI Contacts are required to view the Brainshark as well as save the certificate of completion form no later than September 29, 2014
- BrainsharkBrainshark (Training) MTSS/RtI for Classroom Teachers: Note: ALL RtI contacts and instructional staff are required to view this Brainshark no later than November 13, 2014 and save the certificate of completion.
- Disability of Florida Complaint
- Disability Rights Agreement Log 07.09.14
- DOE Issue Letter
- Parent Requested Evaluation Flyer: Informational material for parents regarding parent requests for comprehensive educational evaluations.
National and State Resources
- Florida Problem Solving & Response to Intervention Project
- Florida Response to Intervention
- Florida Senate Bill 850 (2014)
- Intervention Central on Response to Intervention
- National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
- National Center on Response to Intervention
- National Center on Student Progress Monitoring
- RtI Action Network
- RtI Wire