Response to Intervention (RtI)

Response to Intervention (RtI)



Boosting instruction through Response to Intervention


Response to Intervention (RtI) is a state initiative to encourage intervention strategies and/or programs at different stages or tiers.  The initiative includes three levels of intensity or prevention.  The primary level includes high quality, core instruction.  The secondary level includes evidence-based interventions of moderate intensity.  The third level includes individualized interventions of increased intensity for students who show minimal response to secondary prevention.

Educators utilize progress monitoring to make data driven decisions that support instructional efforts.

Data analysis and decision making occur at all levels of RtI implementation and all levels of instruction.  Teams use screening and progress monitoring data to make decisions about instruction, movement within the multi-level prevention system, and disability identification (in accordance with state law). 

The goals of the initiative are:
  • to provide a systematic approach to early identification of students' needs,
  • to increase effective teaching practices that rely on scientific research based practices, and
  • to promote success for all students.


RtI Handbook:

RtI Presentations:

DMAC Forms

Response to Intervention Forms: