What is RtI?

Response to Intervention or RtI can be defined as a school-wide, multi-tiered prevention framework that provides supplemental, needs-specific intervention to students with learning problems, most notably in the area of reading.   Key components of an RtI framework involve: (1) data driven assessment and problem-solving and tiered supports.  Data driven assessment and problem-solving occur at all levels of the framework and includes universal screening to determine risk status and progress monitoring to determine student response to supplemental intervention.  Tiered support or intervention increases in intensity based on student needs and progress.   RtI operates within a collaborative context that includes educators and families working together to promote academic student success.  For a comprehensive definition of RtI, its components, and NYS regulations click here.

Middle School RTI Demonstration Project

Posted 1 month ago

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Office of Instructional Support is pleased to announce technical assistance resources to assist middle schools across the State to implement high-quality frameworks of RtI. The NYSED is seeking “Applications of Interest” from public middle schools that are interested in participating in a three year RtI Middle School Demonstration Project.

Webinar: Strand 19: RtI Implementation at the Administrative Level - 'Yes, It's Still a 'Thing'!'

Posted 1 month ago

Kick off 2017 with our new webinar strand series: RtI Implementation at the Administrative Level - 'Yes, It's Still a 'Thing'!'  This series is geared towards administrators who are directly responsible for increasing academic achievement (in particular building principals).

Exclusive Video Clips from "RtI: A Multi-Tiered System of Supports"

Posted 3 months ago

You can watch exclusive clips from Dr. George Batsche's presentation, "RtI: A Multi-Tiered System of Supports" from Buffalo, NY. In these clips Dr. Batsche talks about a variety of topics related to MTSS, such as progress monitoring, high yield strategies, scheduling, and specially designed instruction.

Amy Piper | January 12, 2017, 4-5:15 pm

In October 2010, NYSED set a regulatory policy framework for the implementation of RtI for grades K – 4 in the area of reading. Response to Intervention (RtI) is a framework that combines data-driven problem solving with a focus on research-based practice, implemented with fidelity, to maximize the achievement of ALL students.

Leadership plays a very critical part in the RtI process. The administrator is the leader, coach, data consumer, and the person that works to align all that goes on at the school site to support RtI.

Participants will learn the following:
• the important role administrators play, especially in developing a schedule conducive to RtI implementation;
• reviewing data teams, with a focus on research-based best practices for the school and in the classrooms;
• practical suggestions with research-based practices in improving student achievement;
• developing an RtI framework that is realistic and age-appropriate for students at their building level.

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