Est. time: 12 min

Response to Intervention (RTI) is a multi-tiered approach to early identification and support of students with learning and behavioral needs. The primary goal of RTI is to improve academic and behavioral outcomes for all students. A secondary goal of RTI is to provide data for identification of learning disabilities (LDs). RTI provides the framework for providing comprehensive student support, linking instruction and assessment with a plan for positive academic and behavioral outcomes. Children may struggle with academics of reading, writing, and mathematics as a result of being reared in disadvantaged settings, difficulties with English proficiency, emotional challenges, and other issues that may interfere with learning. These barriers to education present themselves in the academic setting making learning outcomes challenging for classroom teachers. In this tutorial written by Diane Schweitzer, you will learn in this tutorial: Response to Intervention as a framework for academic and behavioral support to student academic success; Multi-Tiered approach to Response to Intervention; Components of Response to Intervention; Determining academic baseline using Universal Screening; Evaluation and assessment of students as a tool for providing support; Methods of tiered instruction for positive academic outcomes; Role of Special Education; Identification of learning disability. (formally Section 504 part 2)