Response to Intervention (RtI) is a school process used to determine if a student is responding to classroom instruction and
progressing as expected. In an RtI process, a student who is struggling receives additional instructional
support provided by matching instruction to a student’s individual needs through a multi-tier instructional model.
Each level, also known as a tier, provides instruction with increased intensity such as smaller groups or
instructional time focused on specific areas.
RtI focuses on the early prevention of academic difficulty, particularly in the areas of reading and math by:
- ensuring appropriate instruction for all students;
- monitoring students’ progress; and
- providing additional levels of instructional assistance (intervention) for students who require support.