RtI integrates core instruction, assessment, and intervention within a
multi-tiered system to maximize student achievement and reduce
behavior problems. Through implementation of RtI, schools identify
and monitor students at risk, use problem-solving and data-based
decision making to provide research-based interventions and adjust
the intensity of interventions based on the student’s response.
Response to Instruction done well at the classroom level will provide
data from which educators can make instructional decisions for
individuals and groups of students. Given high quality decisions, RtI
shows promise in supporting all students, especially those at risk of
failing to achieve state performance standards.