FAQ for Teachers
Response to Intervention (RtI) is an early identification process for prevention, advancement, and early intervention that focuses on a tiered approach for students with learning and behavior needs. Centering on high quality, best practice core instruction, students who struggle are provided with increasingly intense levels of interventions which positively impacts their learning. The procedural model for RtI includes the following key components:
Forms for RtI
FAQ Where do I go if I need help?
Refer to chart with RTI Responsibilities.
FAQ What are the Tiers of Intervention, and what do they encompass?
Documentation and data-driven decision making are key elements of all tiers.
FAQ What percentage of CPHS students are in each Tier?
Tier 1: 80-85%, Tier II: 15-20%, Tier III 3-6%
FAQ What type of intervention strategy is used at each tier?
NOTE: The law gives school districts the option of using RtI procedures as part of evaluating for special ed.
FAQ How much time is spent at each tier?
Each tier is fluid, and there is no set timeline. Students move back and forth into tiers as they meet benchmarks.
FAQ What are some current strategies used at CPHS?
Specific departmental tiers of intervention for struggling and gifted students such as 0 period, math and literacy lab, CP 1-2-3, HITS (High Impact Teaching Strategies), CRISS, etc
FAQ When should I fill out a referral for Tier II and/or Tier 3?
Initiative a referral as the first step in the process. Refer to the flow chart and short written explanation that is attached. When the RtI team meeting is held, an Action Plan will be developed for the student and the Tier with the appropriate intervention(s) will be developed.
FAQ How does progress monitoring work?
Progress monitors are assessment procedures that occur at regular intervals (usually at least every three weeks), determine the extent to which students benefit from instruction, and indicate improvement in skill deficits as determined in the Action Plan (six week's assessments, critical thinking checks, skill lab results, etc.). A good website is http://www.studentprogress.org/
FAQ What are the commonly used RtI terms?
Refer to “Definitions” on page 4 of the RtI handbook. Other terms and definitions can be found at this site:
FAQ Is RtI only for students who struggle academically?
RtI is not only for academically struggling students but also for students who need acceleration and/or enrichment as well as those students who struggle behaviorally.
FAQ What departmental interventions can be used for high ability students who need acceleration/enrichment?
Some interventions include the following: independent, interest-based projects; student-created research questions; independent reading; student choice of partners for projects; classroom leadership roles; etc.
FAQ What departmental interventions can be used for academically struggling students?
In addition to the chart on the Conference Planning Sheet (Step 6), departmental interventions include the following: peer tutors, group collaboration, student conferences, before/after school help, etc.
FAQ What are some resources and best practice tools for classroom use?
The RtI flip chart and wheel provide some excellent interventions and accommodations – academically and behaviorally
FAQ What are some additional pedagogical resources?