Recent changes in federal and state laws (No Child Left Behind Act and Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act), have directed schools to focus more on helping all children learn by addressing individual needs earlier in the general education setting. The idea is to intervene early to ensure success.
These changes are designed to help schools focus on strategic interventions using data for educational decisions. Response to Instruction/Intervention (RTI) is a framework supporting this reform.
RTI provides high quality, research-proven instruction and intervention based on individual student needs.
RTI uses assessment data to frequently monitor progress of students in order to make decisions about how and what to teach children.
RTI creates an education system that focuses on success for all learners. Teachers also accelerate students who are ready to advance their knowledge.