Response to Intervention (RtI) is a
framework for providing comprehensive support to
students in DCPS.
RtI is a prevention oriented approach
to linking assessment and instruction. Educators work
together to analyze student performance and decide
how best to teach their students.
If students are not making adequate
gains or experience behavioral problems, teachers
quickly and efficiently with planned
interventions. When students do not respond to the
intervention, more intense levels of support are added
to the intervention plan.
A strong core program is the heart of
RtI. When students aren’t successful at this level,
referred to as Tier I, an additional layer of support is
added as an intervention. This additional layer of
support is called Tier 2 services.
Most students will respond at this level and then become
successful within the core program
and no longer require additional support.
When students do not respond
adequately to a Tier 2 intervention plan, an additional
layer of support may be needed. This additional
intensive layer of intervention is referred to as Tier
3. The goal of RtI is to provide the level of support
necessary to allow the student to make gains and
ultimately be successful in the core program without
these additional supports.