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Response to Intervention (RTI)

What is Response to Intervention (RTI)?


Response to Intervention is a three-­tiered problem­-solving approach that identifies general education students struggling in academic areas early. It provides them with systematically applied strategies and targeted instruction at varying levels of intervention. Each tier has a set of support structures or activities that help teachers implement research-­based curricular and instructional practices designed to improve student achievement. RTI’s goal is to close achievement gaps for all students by addressing small learning problems before they become insurmountable (NYSED 2008).


New Hope Academy Charter School provides the infrastructure for effective, highly engaging instruction that meets all students’ needs. Effective teaching stems from understanding how students learn, understanding which instructional strategies work well, and knowing how to organize instruction to provide students with the substance of what they need to learn. Dynamic and interesting instruction that engages each student’s mind and attention is critical for student success across Tiers 1, 2, and 3.