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What is RtI?

What is RTI?

Response to Intervention (RTI) is a multi-tier approach to the early identification and support of students with learning and behavior needs. The RTI process begins with high-quality instruction and universal screening of all children in the general education classroom. Struggling learners are provided with interventions at increasing levels of intensity to accelerate their rate of learning. These services may be provided by a variety of personnel, including general education teachers, special educators, and specialists. Progress is closely monitored to assess both the learning rate and level of performance of individual students. Educational decisions about the intensity and duration of interventions are based on individual student response to instruction. RTI is designed for use when making decisions in both general education and special education, creating a well-integrated system of instruction and intervention guided by child outcome data.

RtI at Longbranch

Tier 1: Students remain in the classroom and work on interventions during their core instruction times.

Tier 2: Students remain in the classroom or come to the RtI lab for 45 minutes of research based instruction 3 days per week for Reading and 2 days per week for Math.

Tier 3: Students come to the lab only for 45 minutes of research based instruction 3 days per week for Reading and 2 days per week for Math.

Current Research Based Programs being used in the RTI Lab:

  • FFW
  • Reading Assistant
  • Compass
  • Voyager
  • Ticket to Read
  • Headsprout
  • Orton Gillingham