Response to Intervention
Response to Intervention (RtI) is an approach that schools use to help all students, including struggling learners. The RtI approach gives Texas students opportunities to learn and work at their grade level. Each campus provides a variety of supports for students to enable the students to meet grade level standards. Intervention plans are developed for the student and students are provided a variety of interventions based on the individual needs of the child. An RtI team made up of teachers, interventionists, specialists, and parents meet to review and set up RtI plans for students. The idea is to help all students be successful.
Students who may need additional supports may be referred to special education, dylexia,, or 504 services to determine if the child has a disability that may be interfering with the child’s ability to achieve grade level standards.
Response to Intervention-Behavior (RtI-B) is for students who need additional help with behavioral or emotional issues. The RtI-B committee meets with the parents and determines if behavioral supports are needed and if so what is most appropriate for that child in order to be successful. Each campus has an RtI-B coordinator. The idea is to help students be successful with all aspects of school.