Response to intervention

An introduction

RTI is the practice of providing high-quality instruction and evidence-based or empirically-based intervention matched to identified student needs and using student outcome data from academic and/or behavioral targets to make informed and important educational decisions collaboratively with families, schools, and students (Batsche et al., 2005; Sailor, Doolittle, Bradley, & Danielson, 2009).

The Components of RTI

  • Tier 1
  • High Quality Classroom Instruction
  • Screening
  • Group Interventions

  • Tier 2
  • Targeted Intervention

  • Tier 3
  • Intensive Intervention
  • Comprehensive Evaluation

Fluency Plus and the Tier System

For students who have not responded to Tier I efforts, instruction in the general classroom setting may not be sufficient for achievement. Fluency Plus is dedicated to the best educational practices. We will assist with the implementation of an effective RTI process.

There are eight essential elements for Tier II and Tier III:

  • Appropriate decision making
  • Strategic/targeted intervention and supplemental instruction supported by scientifically based research
  • Documentation of intervention with integrity
  • A system of instructional support (faculty meetings/trainings to discuss implementation of interventions)
  • Instructional leadership (effective instructional leadership is critical for the success of the RTI Model)
  • Parental involvement (beyond Tier I the focus changes from an emphasis in family participation to an awareness the child requires extra support to succeed in the classroom)
  • Progress monitoring of targeted area(s) - Fluency Plus Package Available
  • Documentation of progress in target area(s) through a graphical display - Fluency Plus Package Available