Response to Instruction and Intervention (RTI2)
From the Tennessee Department of Education “Across the country, states are focused on intervening at the first signs of academic challenges—often called a Response to Intervention (RTI) method—to address deficits in student learning. In Tennessee, we have Response to Instruction and Intervention (RTI²), which is Tennessee’s academic three tiered framework for teaching and learning that begins with high-quality, differentiated instruction throughout the day and emphasizes intervening with students when they first start to struggle to avoid prolonged academic difficulties.”
Tier I – All students receive research-based, high quality, general education instruction.
Tier II – In addition to Tier I, extra help is provided to students who fall below the 25th percentile in basic math and reading skills.
Tier III – In addition to Tier I, extra help is provided to students who have not made significant progress in Tier II, are 1.5-2 grade levels behind, or are below the 10th percentile in basic math and reading skills. Tier III interventions are more explicit and more intensive than Tier II interventions.