2163 Response to Intervention

It is the district's policy to ensure that all students receive high quality, scientific, research- based general education core instruction and, as appropriate, strategic and intensive intervention supports matched to student needs. The district utilizes the core principles of the Response to Intervention (RTI) process, which combines systematic assessment, decision-making, and a multi-tiered services delivery model to improve educational and behavioral outcomes for all students.
The district's process identifies students' challenges early and provides appropriate instruction by ensuring that students are successful in the general education classroom. In implementing the RTI process, the district will:
A. Apply scientific, research-based interventions in the general education setting;
B. Measure the student's response to intervention; and
C. Use RTI data to inform instruction.
The superintendent or designee will develop procedures to implement student interventions and use teacher observations and classroom, school, or district assessments to identify students who are at risk of academic or behavioral problems and thereby in need of research-based interventions. Interventions will consist of three levels of assistance that increase in intensity. The four necessary RTI components will include:
  1. Universal screening;
  2. A multi-tiered system of support including classroom interventions, small group interventions, and evidence-based intensive interventions;
  3. Progress monitoring; and
  4. Data-based decision making.
Parent Involvement in the RTI Process
The district will inform parents regarding the use of scientific, research-based interventions, including:
A. The amount and nature of students' performance data collected and the general education services provided;
B. Strategies used to increase the student's rate of learning; and
C. The parents' right to request a special education evaluation.
Adoption Date: 3/18/08
Franklin Pierce Schools
Revised: 4/8/14
Classification: Optional