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Response to Intervention

What is Response to Intervention (RTI)? 

Response to Intervention is when teachers see a student who may not quite grasp the concept that is being introduced in a particular class so they create time to devote to that student's needs.  For example, when a new concept is introduced in a class the teacher may ask a series of questions to see who in the class understands the material.  
How is RTI implemented?
The teacher determines which student or students need extra devotion to a particular concept.  At some point during class, the teacher will gather students for RTI to spend a little more time and  reteach the material.  This is no more than about 5 minutes of class time if RTI is done on a daily basis, but may lend up to 10-15 minutes if the lesson takes more than a few days.


What happens to the students who do not need extra direction during classroom RTI?
Not all students will always need RTI.  Different teachers will use different methods, but it is important to know that all students are doing something during RTI.  Some students may be working on extension materials that go along with the current lesson.  Some students may be required to read their AR books.  Sometimes students are paired to implement a form a peer-tutoring.  The bottom line is, during RTI everyone is doing something constructive.