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What is Response to Intervention?

Response to intervention is a method of academic and behavioral intervention used early in a child’s life to provide structured, intensive assistance to reduce skill deficits. This early identification model was created to prevent academic and behavioral failure by providing a multi-tiered, personalized approach to education for at-risk students.

Response to Intervention (RtI) is a term used throughout the United States to identify a student who is struggling with learning important educational concepts. Response to Intervention strategies are tailored to the individual student to help provide systematic assistance during the early years of his or her education. This allows the student to form better learning habits that make a difference in the long haul.  

The structure of the response to intervention model is built on three tiers. The first identifies at-risk students through a systematic screening of all students. The at-risk students are then moved to the second tier, which usually involves small group instruction and other supplementary interventions. A smaller percentage of students then receive third tier services, which often involve one-on-one intervention. Schools use varying approaches to response to intervention, including functional assessment, problem-solving, and other approaches. 

Mentoring Minds RTI Strategies

At Mentoring Minds, we have researched the most effective RtI strategies for years. Our Response to Intervention Strategies Flip Charts offer a common language that educators across a campus can use to communicate with one another about struggling students. 

 

RtI is intended to create a database of teaching methods for struggling students. At Mentoring Minds, we believe that high-quality teaching and careful monitoring of a student’s progress are tools that provide the highest chance of success for a struggling student. Mentoring Minds is dedicated to helping teachers reach students who have grown frustrated with learning.

 

The Importance of RTI

Without a RtI strategy, many students get left behind. Our goal at Mentoring Minds is to provide teachers with the resources they need to implement the best intervention in the classroom and in one-on-one situations with every student. Our ideas are based on extensive research. We strive to provide educators with helpful resources that allow them to meet the needs of all their students.

 

Increased focus on assessment and accountability has put some students in precarious positions within the public education system. At Mentoring Minds, we join with teachers all over the country who have a strong desire to reach out to all types of students and help them build a successful future.