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Response to Intervention

It is a General Education Initiative that can be used for all students in all grades.

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Provides ALL students

High Quality Instruction using Scientific, Research Based Practices

Early Intervention for those who need it



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RTI looks different depending on school.

Elementary school

Early Intervening Services

Middle and High School

Clear and direct purpose

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Focus on:

  • Better Tools

  • Better Training

  • More Support

    (teachers, parents and students)

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Students Get the Services They Need As Soon As They Need Them

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What it is not…

  • The old way, with a new label

  • Expecting GE teachers to meet needs of ALL students (i.e. 25 students, 25 interventions)

  • A referral driven process that considers students one at a time (lots of paper, lots of testing, lots of meetings)

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NCLB and IDEA Blueprint for RTI

Focus on more careful attention to attempts to Provide Quality Instruction

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Recent Thinking

Special Education Eligibility has been the focus and it has diverted essential resources from intervening and meeting the needs of students.

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RTI and the Law (IDEA 2004)

  • Must not require the use of a severe discrepancy between intellectual ability and achievement for determining whether a child has a specific learning disability

  • Must permit the use of a process based on the child’s response to scientific, research-based interventions

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In the Law “Scientific, research-based intervention” is used more than 100 times

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Good News

The LEA may use 15% of its funds to “develop and implement coordinated, early intervening services for students K-12 who are not currently identified as needing special education or related services but who need additional academic and behavioral support to succeed in a general education environment” [300.227]

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Tier 1

Achieved through the School Improvement Team where they identify the school needs and understand school and program outcome data.

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Tier 1

Delivery of a Scientifically Based Core Program that has:

  • Fidelity

  • Intensity

  • Passion

  • Reasonable Accommodations

    If Done Well, We Expect to Meet the Needs of Most…Some Will Need More

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Tier 2 is “MORE”

  • More Time

  • More Explicit Teacher-Led Instruction

  • More Scaffolded Instruction

  • More Opportunities to Respond with Corrective Feedback

  • More Language Support, Especially Vocabulary

  • More Intensive Motivational Strategies

  • More Frequent Progress Monitoring

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Tier 2

  • Can be achieved through grade level teams with specialized support

  • Think of it as “Triage and Sort”

  • Meets at least monthly to use universal screening data to allocate students to programs and review Tier 2 Students’ Progress (i.e. A.I.P.s)

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Tier 3 is “MOST”

  • Most time

  • Most Explicit Teacher-Led Instruction

  • Most Scaffolded Instruction

  • Most Opportunities to Respond with Corrective Feedback

  • Most Language Support, Especially Vocabulary

  • Most Intensive Motivational Strategies

  • Most Frequent Progress Monitoring

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Tier 3

  • Can be achieved through the Problem Solving Team (RTI Committee, CARE TEAM, TSST, IST)

  • Meets to Review Progress for Tier 3 Students Not progressing and/or RTI as an eligibility process

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Where do we begin??

A blueprint that tells us:

  • What do we have?

  • What do we need to build

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And outlines our short term and long term goals for

  • Staff Development

  • Building More Powerful Tier 2 Interventions (A.I.P.s)

  • Define and Teach your problem solving process

  • Build more effective Teams with Teachers in Mind

  • Making Special Education SPECIAL

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We need your input…

  • Forms

  • Training

  • Implementation

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Good websites to reference for more information. Panel/

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Lynn Terrill Walters, M.A., C.A.S.

School Psychology Specialist

(Bates, Scott and Mills High)

[email protected]

[email protected]

Office (501) 490-5831

Bates (501) 897-2171