Essential Components of Response to Instruction & Intervention

  • Universal Screening - Universal screenings are assessments administered to all learners to determine as early as possible, which learners are struggling or lacking specific knowledge or skills in a given area. These screenings should be administered three times per year.

    Tiered instruction of increasing intensity – The RtI process incorporates a tiered model of delivery of instruction. The tiers reflect increasing intensification of interventions to meet the individual needs of learners.

    Evidence-based instruction/interventions – This is the cornerstone of the RtI2 framework and proven to be effective through research.

    Progress Monitoring - Progress monitoring is a method of keeping track of a learner’s academic or behavioral growth.

    Informed Decision Making - regarding next steps for individual learners.
    RtI Components
     

    CISD Guidelines for RtI2 Essential Components

     
    1. Universal Screening
    This means all learners are involved in a Beginning, Middle and End of Year assessment to identify which learners appear to be struggling or lacking specific knowledge or skills in a given area. This data is valuable from an instructional viewpoint even for learners that appear to be on grade level. Beginning of the year assessment establishes a baseline. Middle of the year assessment helps us re-calibrate and analyze to make systemic, as well as instructional adjustments. End of the year assessment measures learner growth.
     
    2. Tiered Instruction
    In CISD, three tiers of instructional intervention are used. This multi-tiered system of support is available to ALL learners regardless of other special services i.e. GT, ESL, 504, or Special Ed.
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    3. Evidence-Based Instruction/Interventions
    Evidence-based interventions are a cornerstone of instruction within an RtI process.

    See content specific resources in the RtI Google Folder. (Math, Reading, Speech, Behavior)


    4. Progress Monitoring
    Progress monitoring is a method of keeping track of a learner’s academic or behavioral growth. It requires frequent data collection with technically adequate measures, interpretation of the data at regular intervals, and changes to instruction based on the interpretation of the learner’s progress. Frequency is addressed in the section below titled “Framework for Decision Making in the RtI Process”.

    See content specific resources in the RtI Google Folder. (Math, Reading, Speech, Behavior)


    5. Informed Decision Making Regarding Next Steps for Individual Learners
    Progress monitoring data and other sources of data will be used to determine if a change in tier is warranted. The team must insure that the intervention has been properly delivered and has had time to affect the learner’s skill level. School level fidelity checks will be in place to ensure interventions are delivered with accuracy and the appropriate duration of sessions.
    Informed Decisions