WHAT IS RTI?
Response to Intervention (RTI) is a method of evaluating whether a student is benefiting from a scientifically-based instructional program through frequent and continuous measurement of academic performance and data based decision-making.
WHY IS THE WINONA DISTRICT IMPLEMENTING THIS PROCESS?
No Child Left Behind necessitates that schools make AYP
RTI is a way to help all students succeed and thus meet AYP across the district.
The Federal Government is allowing us to look at another way to identify students with learning disabilities.
The new requirement is to have data-based, scientific interventions.
The federal government and the MN Department of Education can no longer force the use of the discrepancy formula for the identification of learning disabilities.
The trend is to move from DISABILITY focus to ACHIEVEMENT/INSTRUCTION focus.
“How can instruction be changed so that the student can improve in the areas where skill gaps exist?” rather than “What is wrong with this student?”
80-90% of students are at this level (primary, universal instruction meets these students' needs)
5-15% of students are at this level (secondary, supplemental services, interventions for students who are struggling academically, emotionally, socially, or behaviorally)
1-7% of students are at this level (tertiary, individual, intensive services for students with more significant academic, emotional, social, or behavioral needs)
For more information, go to www.nasde.org