WASD RtII--Response to Instruction and Intervention
The overarching goal of RtII is to improve student achievement using research based interventions matched to the instructional need and level of the student. RtII is a comprehensive, multi-tiered, standards aligned strategy to enable early intervention for students at academic or behavioral risk. This strategy allows educators to identify and address academic and behavioral difficulties prior to student failure.
RtII is a framework for providing comprehensive support to students and is not a single instructional practice. RtII is a prevention oriented approach to linking assessment and instruction that can inform educators’ decisions about how best to teach their students. A goal of RtII is to minimize the risk for long-term negative learning labels and outcomes by responding quickly and efficiently to documented learning or behavioral concerns. RtII is not a single person but the responsibility of all teachers inclusive of classroom, title, special education, ESL, and para-educators as frontline interventionists, all whom should be prepared to deliver all three levels of tiered interventions.
WASD District Beliefs: