Response to Intervention (RTI)

Crook County School District

The Oregon Response to Intervention Project, an initiative sponsored by ODE since 2005, provides intensive training and support to 32 Oregon school districts.  Training is focused on multi-tiered instruction, systems requirements, teaming, data analysis, and using the RTI approach to identify learning disabilities.

Response to Intervention, or RTI, is the practice of:

(1) providing high-quality instruction/intervention matched to student needs;
(2) using learning rate over time and level of performance to;
(3) make  important educational decisions (NASDSE, 2005).

RTI methodology is conceptualized within a three-tiered model of prevention across all students in a school, general education and special education students.  If you could place all of the students in your school into a triangle, the three-tiered model of prevention will look like this: