Response to Intervention (RTI)
Response to Intervention (RTI) is a comprehensive student-centered assessment and intervention framework used to identify and address individual student difficulties before referral to special education. In using the RTI approach, students receive research-based intervention and assessment. Rather than waiting for a student to fail, interventions and assessments are designed to meet the needs of each student with individualized instruction.
The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) launched its RTI initiative with statewide institutes in Roanoke in November 2007 and in Newport News in December 2007. A third institute convened April 1-2, 2008, in Fredericksburg.
The Virginia RTI guidance document, Responsive Instruction: Refining Our Work of Teaching All Children (PDF), was disseminated in fall 2007 and sent to all school divisions in our state.
Below are links to Virginia’s RTI guidance document and supplemental monographs along with information related to RTI and special education.
- Universal Screening as a Component of RTI (PDF)
- The Two Models of RTI: Standard Protocol and Problem Solving (PDF)
- RTI and the Special Education Eligibility Process: Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
- About RTI (Handout) : Fast Fact (April 2010) Response to Intervention (RTI): Parent Notification (PDF)