Educational Services | Response to Instruction and Intervention (RtI²)
Instructional Services provides district and site training of all aspects of Response to Instruction and Intervention (RtI²). Response to instruction and intervention (RtI²) is a comprehensive multi-tier approach to ensuring student academic and behavioral success. RtI² is based on providing high quality instruction and tiers of interventions based on frequent monitoring of student progress and response to provided interventions. “Response to intervention integrates assessment and intervention within a multi-level prevention system to maximize student achievement and to reduce behavior problems. With RtI², schools identify students at-risk for poor learning outcomes, monitor student progress, provide evidence-based interventions and adjust the intensity and nature of those interventions depending on a student’s responsiveness, and identify students with learning disabilities or other disabilities” (http://www.rti4success.org/).
A major goal of Riverside County Office of Education is to create an educational environment that ensures that all students are able to graduate from high school and are prepared for post K-12 education or to successfully enter the work force. In order to ensure this, strong educational programs, monitoring of student learning, and targeted interventions must be available to all students once they enter into the educational system. RtI² is a framework that focuses on the development of strong programs as well as tiers of interventions for students based on regular data analysis and monitoring. The goal is early identification and prevention of academic or behavior concerns in order to ensure student success. Ultimately, the work of RtI² is the creation of an education system that meets the needs of all students, closes the achievement gap, and ensures all students graduate from high school.
California’s Definition of RtI²
Description of RtI² Academic and Behavior Tiers of Intervention
Other Internet Resources
Response to Instruction and Intervention (RtI²) Handbook Overview
Order form for Instructional Services materials
Mike Barney, Director
Molly McCabe, Ed.D., Administrator