RESPONSE TO INTERVENTION
RESPONSE TO INTERVENTION
Welcome to The Literacy RTI Website
Mrs. Gutsick and Mrs. Zaborowski
What is RTI? (Response to Intervention)
Response to intervention integrates assessment and intervention within a multi-level prevention system to maximize student achievement and to reduce behavior problems. With RTI, 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.
What are the essential components of RTI?
*A school-wide, multi-level instructional and behavioral system for
preventing school failure
*Data-based decision making for instruction, movement within the multi-level
system, and disability identification (in accordance with state law)
What is the 3 Tier Model?
Tier 1 represents the core instructional program. 80-90% of the students will respond and achieve established benchmarks. All children participate in Tier 1 instructions. Activities can include: explicit instruction, group work, individual practice and assessments.
Tier 2 consists of students who are not making adequate progress with Tier 1 instruction. More intensive services and targeted interventions are needed. These are usually provided in a small group setting and in addition to the instruction in the general/core curriculum. The extra services can be provided by an RTI Teacher or by an ESL or Classroom Teacher. If in the case of the RTI teacher, the instruction can be push-in or pull-out. Tier 2 interventions are fluid and will vary on the child's needs at that given time.
Tier 3 consists of students who do not adequately respond to the targeted interventions in Tier 2 and may need more individualized instruction. Tier 3 interventions are intensive and diagnostic. This is a pull-out intervention provided by the RTI teacher working in cooperation with the classroom teacher.
How is a child found eligible for RTI?
Children are generally brought forward by the classroom teacher, when there is a concern regarding student progress. The teacher will collect data on the child and then, after differentiating instruction in the classroom, if the child is still having difficulty making progress, the teacher will request a meeting with the Collaborative Assistance Team (CAT). The group consists of the School Principal, School Psychologist, School Counselor, the ETS and Literacy and Math Intervention Specialists (RTI). CAT will initially meet with the teacher to develop a TIP (Team Improvement Plan). This plan will specifically outline how the Classroom teacher, RTI teachers, other school personnel and parents can best help the child to make progress. Parents will receive a copy of the TIP. Depending on the timeline described on the TIP, another meeting will be scheduled. This meeting is where we evaluate whether or not the TIP is working and what else we can do to assist the child to meet the goals outlined in the TIP. Parents are typically asked to attend this meeting. Possible outcomes of this or future meetings, include adjustment of the TIP and continuation of the plan, reduction in services due to adequate progress being made by the child or referral to the Child Study Team.
What is Ticket To Read?
Ticket to Read is an online literacy program that provides opportunities to practice phonics, fluency, reading comprehension and spelling skills. The RTI teachers monitor student progress from a teacher account. Token and Ticket scores are posted on a bulletin board near room 146 and certificates are given out each week for the leader in each grade. All children involved in RTI will be given a Ticket To Read account and are encouraged to log-on for at least 1 hour each week. Home participation is required. If a child does not participate on a regular basis, their account may be reassigned to another student. If your child does not have their username or passcode, please email Mrs. Gutsick or Mrs. Zaborowski and request to have them resent to you.
Please continue to have your child practice reading each night. Most children will be bringing home bags with familiar books inside. These are books that your child has read before. The purpose for this practice is to improve fluency. Your child should be able to read the entire book with very little or no support. Parents should initial the reading log and send it back with the bag each day.
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