Response to Intervention
The Comprehensive Response to Intervention program (RTI) in the Eanes Independent School District is an integral part of the total educational program. Students are carefully monitored by homeroom teachers to assess their grade level performance in reading and math and, when needed, adjustments are made in the regular classroom, or in special small group settings. The goal of this program is to identify and help students when they first encounter trouble.
The district's Intervention Program meets the priority needs of students through three delivery system components:
Tier I - Primary Intervention
- Tier II - Secondary Intervention
- Tier III - Tertiary Intervention
All Students receive classroom instruction using validated, research-based practices. In addition to the core curriculum, the classroom teachers use assessment data to create differentiated instruction to meet student needs.
Students in Tier II continue Tier I interventions from the classroom teacher. In addition, Reading and/or Math Specialists provide additional small group research-based instruction. Tier II students are monitored every two weeks for progress. The student may be removed from RTI when adequate progress is determined, moved to Tier I for less intensive interventions, stay with both Tier I and Tier II, or move to Tier III for even more specific and intense intervention.
Students in Tier III continue to receive services of Tier I balanced daily instruction in an individual or very small group setting plus classroom interventions. Tier III are monitored weekly. After 4 weeks of Tier III Interventions, the School Intervention Team meets to consider the data. A referral for an evaluation to consider eligibility for special educational services will be made if adequate progress is not evident.
Response to Intervention National Site: http://www.rtisuccess.org/
Texas Education Website: http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/special.ed/rti