Response to Intervention (RtI)

  • Response to Intervention (RtI) is a multi-tier approach to the early identification and support of students with learning and behavior needs. The RtI process begins with high-quality instruction and universal screening of all children in the general education classroom. Through this process, identified students are provided with intervention opportunities to accelerate growth. Progress monitoring efforts provide the data needed to identify a student’s positive or negative response to such interventions.

    The district believes in a collaborative RtI process in which all stakeholders support student success. In order to meet this goal, each building establishes meetings so that when a student may not be responding to classroom instruction and progressing as expected, it schedules an intervention team meeting. Parents are key members of this team and are encouraged to attend and participate in all meetings in order to best support the student. Collectively this team will create a personalized intervention plan that will ultimately help the student to become more successful in the school setting. The plan will be reviewed and monitored on an ongoing basis until the team determines the student is able to perform without such supports or believes greater support is necessary. 

    All District 115 schools offer RtI to identified students through an established, consistent practice. Any adult or student can make a recommendation for a student to be considered for RtI. The district's tiered process may include the following:

    Tier 1: Curriculum with support through instructional practice within the regular classroom

    • Differentiation during any content area
    • Class behavior plan 


    Tier 2: Curriculum plus more

    • Interventions in addition to the core curriculum
    • Push in or pull out
    • Individual classroom behavior plan 


    Tier 3: Replacement or remediation curriculum

    • Pull out during core instruction
    • Special education services
    • Intense interventions
    • Behavior intervention plan