Response to Intervention
To support students toward success in academics and behavior by a coordinated multi-tiered system of early intervention and ongoing support services.
RtI is a model for instruction that brings together the resources available for students into one system of student support. Its goal is to address the academic, behavioral and social-emotional needs of students. It is an ‘every education’ initiative involving general education and special education collaboratively.
Graph of the Multi-Tier Model
Source: Policy Considerations and Implementation, published by the National Association of State Directors of Special Education, 2005