1. Response to Intervention
& the Classroom Teacher
• Overview of Response to Intervention
− Myths vs. Truths
− Why should we care?
• Intervention Plan
− Recommended Plan
• Grade Level Intervention Folders
3. RTI Myths & Truths
RTI is solely a general education initiative or
RTI is a useful proactive approach for all educators
and students – special education and general
4. RTI Myths & Truths
RTI is a pre-referral process for special education
RTI is a process that acts now rather than later
5. RTI Myths & Truths
RTI is an intervention room
Early interventions are supported and implemented
in an RTI framework
6. RTI Myths & Truths
RTI rests on the shoulders of the classroom teacher
RTI is school-wide, systematic, and collaborative
7. Why Care About RTI?
#1: Schools are in the business of teaching all
students life-long skills to lead productive adult
#2: RTI research indicates that 94-98% of all students
can meet the grade level benchmarks when
provided with appropriate general education
intervention (Reid Lyon – testifying before
Congress, June 2002).
8. Why Care About RTI?
#3: RTI promotes the understanding that special
education is one part of the district’s overall
intervention strategy and provides data that assists
in Student Assistance Teams.
#4: Learning Disability identification is supported by
RTI by reducing the need for standardized
testing, more timely diagnosis of suspected
disability, and increases the understanding that
special education is an early intervention tool.