Response to Intervention (RTI) is a general education model that promotes early identification of students who may be in need of additional academic and behavioral support. Parents and teachers want to help children succeed in school. RTI provides a flexible problem-solving model in which schools provide timely assistance to students and match that help to each learner’s level of need. (Wright, p. 36) Federal Laws (No Child Left Behind, 2001) and (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004) emphasize the importance of providing high quality, scientifically based instruction and interventions for all students to meet grade level standards.
In Georgia, a four-tier RTI model has been adopted for early intervention and to determine the student's response as required by Georgia Exceptional Student regulations. Students receive instruction based on their needs and may move within the pyramid as data supports.
Tier 1 – All students receive standards based differentiated instruction .
Tier 2 – Targeted students with specific needs are referred to the Instructional Support Team (IST) who then determines researched based interventions to support the student academically. Progress monitoring measuring student response to intervention is conducted to guide the IST.
Tier 3 – Targeted students not responding to tier 2 interventions are referred to Student Support Team (SST) who determines more intensive researched based interventions to support student academically. More frequent progress monitoring measuring student response to intervention is conducted to guide the SST.
Tier 4 – Targeted students not responding to tier 3 interventions are referred for appropriate testing in order to identify specially designed programs, methodologies, or instructional deliveries. Greater frequency of progress monitoring measuring student response to intervention is conducted.
Teacher Intervention Specialist ; Amber Steele 678-455-7311 xt 300310