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Response to Intervention Techniques and Case Studies

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What is RTI?

RTI stands for the response to intervention which has the goal of maximizing students' academic potentials while also minimizing behavioral issues in the classroom. There are four primary components to RTI. 



Image from http://www.k12.wa.us/RTI/default.aspx


1. Multi-Level Prevention System

  • In multi-level prevention, we address the three prevention levels of instruction primary, secondary, and tertiary.
    • The primary level is making sure that you're teaching in a high-quality, interesting, and effective way.
    • The secondary level involves using evidence based interventions. For instance, a student might be more of a kinesthetic learner in your class, and therefore you try to incorporate more tactile based lessons in the class to help this student. In other words, you make sure that the learner who you have identified as needing more intervention through assessment receives differentiated instruction targeted specifically to them.
    • The tertiary level is when a student needs increased intervention because the secondary level isn't appropriately supporting that student. This type of student might need an IEP drawn up, additional outside tutoring, or even assistance in the classroom. 


2. Universal Screening

    • This component involves identifying students before assessments even begin who might be at risk for falling behind or having cultural and/or language barriers that might impede their learning.



3. Progress Monitoring

    • This component involves regularly assessing all students and using a variety of assessment to accommodate for cultural, linguistic, or other barriers that might affect assessment. For instance, a project might be a better assessment for an English language learner than a test since a timed standardized test would be easier for someone whose first language is English when given in English. Since the project doesn't have a time limit, it might be a better example of ELL students' mastery of the material. 


4. Data-Based Decision Making 

    • This component involves using the data gathered during the progress monitoring phase and universal screening phases to decide what sort of targeted instruction is needed for the student. 


Further Explanation of RTI Instruction


Case Studies for RTI

1. Adam
2. Altynai

3. Conor

4. Mike

5. Nichole's Case Study: A Vocally Negative Student

6. Rebekah

7. Sean

8. Sterling






Center on RTI American Institutes for Research. (2016, January 8). What is RTI and what are the essential components that must be present. Retrieved March 4, 2018 from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwhPrHB8wzY


Office of Superintendant of Public Instruction. (2016, March 29). Response to Intervention (RTI). Retrieved from http://www.k12.wa.us/RTI/default.aspx



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