CARE consultants understand the Response to Intervention (RtI) Model. RtI may be broadly defined as an approach that uses students’ response to high-quality instruction to guide educational decisions, including decisions about the efficacy of instruction and intervention eligibility for special programs, design of individual education programs and effectiveness of special education services.
CARE consultants are able to providing coaching, modeling and follow-along support to districts who are interested in implementing the RtI model.
- Screening for at-risk students
- Monitoring responsiveness to instruction
- Determining a plan of action using a tiered approach
- Monitoring student progress when once that plan is implemented
- Responding appropriately to the student’s progress by making timely and necessary adjustments to instructional interventions.
The Process of RTI – Training and Implementation
This three-part phase of the proposed training focuses on the “Response to Intervention” school-wide process.
Part 1: Trainers will provide stakeholders (administrators, general education and special education teachers, paraprofessionals, parents, and school board members) with an overview of the RTI process and vocabulary for academics and/ or behavior, focusing on the four essential components: 1) universal screening, 2) muli-tiered interventions, 3) progress monitoring, and 4) fidelity of implementation.
Part 2: Trainers will discuss and review Tier 1 Interventions specific to the area of need established through a review of the district’s AYP standings, to include: 1) a review of differentiation strategies already in place, and 2) a discussion of common language and strategies that reflect best practice for Tier 1 implementation.
Part 3: Trainers will guide and train stakeholders to use the district’s student data for identification, scheduling of RTI block time, and planning and implementation guidelines in establishing Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions.