Response to Instruction and Intervention
What is Response to Intervention and Instruction (RtII)?
RtII is a school process used to determine if a student is responding to classroom instruction and progressing as expected. In an RtII process, a student who is struggling receives additional instructional support provided by matching instruction to a student’s individual needs through a nulti-tier instructional model. Each level, also known as a tier, provides instruction with increased intensity such as smaller groups or instructional time focused on specific areas.
RtII focuses on the early prevention of academic difficulty, particularly in the areas of reading and mathematics by:
- Ensuring appropriate instruction for all students;
- Monitoring students’ progress
' Providing additional levels of instructional assistance for students who require it.