Response to Intervention (RTI) is a way of organizing instruction and assessment that has two purposes:
- To identify children needing academic or behavioral support to ensure success in school and to prevent the development of serious learning problems; and
- To identify children, who even after intensive interventions, make very little or no progress.
Currently, Atwood-Heights #125 uses the RTI model in grades 1-8 in reading and math.
The district provides research-based general education curriculum interventions at universal, targeted and intensive levels to children identified through a data-driven, problem-solving process.
- Universal level (Tier 1): All students are exposed to a quality core curriculum.
Students experiencing difficulties with specific concepts or skills are provided support and reteaching within the general education classroom setting.
- Targeted Level (Tier 2): Interventions at this level are used with students whose progress places them at risk for not meeting instructional goals and are provided in both classroom and "pull-out" settings.
- Intensive Level (Tier 3): Interventions at this level are used with students whose progress places them at high risk for academic failure and whose deficiencies are so significant that they require intensive, individualized approaches delivered by the education staff.