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Response to Intervention (RtI) is the practice of providing high-quality instruction/intervention matched to student needs and using learning rate over time and level of performance to make important educational decisions.
The Core Principles of RtI:
We can effectively teach all children if we….
National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE), Inc. (2005). Response to Intervention: Policy Considerations and Implementation. Alexandria, VA.
RtI requires a shift in thinking in the areas of student learning, assessment, and instruction.
Learning shift: Each student can learn if matched with effective instructional strategies.
Assessment shift: Assessment is no longer placement-oriented, but is now teaching-oriented (i.e., focused on what to teach and how to teach it).
Instruction shift: Effective teaching practices should be used school-wide. If integrity of implementation can be ensured, change practices only when evidence proves otherwise.