RTI Resources.org
increasing time and intensity to meet all students' needs

the how and why of setting up Response to Intervention



What is Response to Intervention (RTI)?

Whereas traditional teaching might assume that if a student doesn't "get it" that the problem lies with that student, RTI assumes that all students can learn but recognizes that some students will take greater time and smaller group instruction in order to master concepts.

response to intervention pyramid

It is expected that approximately 80% of students should be able to master content when given good first instruction. If less than 80% of students are successful then it is possible that first instruction needs to be improved. First instruction includes differentiated lessons and small group instruction during Independent Work Time.

Students who are still experiencing difficulty (tiers 2 and 3) need greater time and intensity spent on the subject and possibly a replacement to their curriculum (an intervention)

Additional Information on RTI:

Missouri Department of Education

NASP Resources

Sonoma County Office of Education

International Reading Association

What resources are available to support me?

Here are some relevant links:

Intervention Central

National Center for Response to Intervention

RTI Action Network

RTI Wire


Reading Remedies for iPhone/iPad
diagnose areas of potential reading difficulty

Fluency Timer for iPhone/iPad
time and record student fluency readings

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Response to Intervention: A Complete Technology Workflow

Recommended Sites:

Common Core Source.com
Independent Work Time.com | Thinking Maps | Video in the Classroom.com
Daily Five.com | Houghton Mifflin Resources.com | Readers Workshop.org
Classroom Management for Teachers.com | Math and Literature.com
Educational Technology (Mr. Needleman.com)

Imagine It! Resources| Treasures Resources.com