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Response To Intervention (RtI²)

Response to Instruction and Intervention (RtI²) is a data-driven, multi-tiered approach to the early identification and support of all students, including those who demonstrate learning and behavioral challenges.  RtI² begins with high-quality, culturally responsive differentiated instruction, positive behavior systems, universal screening and data analysis of all children’s learning in the general education classroom.  When students are not yet proficient despite high –quality core instruction and positive behavior support, a team of educators come together in a problem solving setting to identify the academic and behavioral needs of those students. 

RtI² is not a program, it is a process. It supports academic, behavioral and community needs through systems of data analysis, problems solving, and intervention.  RtI² offers a way to systematically use data to identify who is not yet proficient and provide support to get students to meet grade level expectations.  

For additional information on RtI², please visit the California Department of Education (CDE) website.