RTIResponse-To-lntervention (RTI) is primarily a general education initiative designed to address the needs of struggling learners early in their educational experience. It is a process which includes the provision of systematic, research-based instruction and interventions. The instruction/interventions are matched to student needs and the monitoring of progress is continuous. Furthermore, RTI is designed as an early intervention to prevent long-term academic failure.
The following is a listing of the key features of an RTI Process:
- RTI is primarily a general education initiative designed to address the needs of struggling learners early in their educational experience.
- RTI is based on a problem-solving model that uses data to inform decision-making
- RTI interventions are systematically applied and derived from research-based practices.
- RTI is highly dependent on progress monitoring and data collection.
- RTI intervention plans are designed, implemented, and monitored by a multi-disciplinary team of professionals.
- RTI can replace the I.Q. discrepancy model for determining the presence of a learning disability.
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