Response to intervention integrates assessment and intervention within a multi-level prevention system to maximize student achievement and to reduce behavioral problems. With RTI, schools use data to identify students at risk for poor learning outcomes, monitor student progress, provide evidence-based interventions and adjust the intensity and nature of those interventions depending on a student's responsiveness, and identify students with learning disabilities or other disabilities.
RTI can take several forms. Godwin Heights public schools utilizes DIBELS testing as part of our Early Intervention Process. The DIBELS measures assess the 5 Big Ideas in early literacy identified by the National Reading Panel:
- Phonemic Awareness
- Alphabetic Principle
- Accuracy and Fluency