Areas of Expertise
Response to Intervention (RTI)
Response to Intervention (RTI) integrates assessment and intervention within a multi-level prevention system to maximize student achievement and to reduce behavior problems. With RTI, schools identify students at risk for poor learning outcomes, monitor student progress, provide evidence-based interventions and adjust the intensity and nature of those interventions depending on a student’s responsiveness, and identify students with learning disabilities or other disabilities. AIR is a national leader on response to intervention, validating RTI frameworks for integrating instruction and assessment into rigorous prevention systems. We support states and school districts in implementing RTI with fidelity. Through this work, AIR is helping educators and families achieve the promise of RTI to improve special and general education.
The Status of State-level Response to Intervention Policies and Procedures in the West Region States and Five Other States
Response to intervention (RTI) can be both a system for providing early interventions to struggling students and a special education diagnostic tool for evaluating and identifying students with specific learning disabilities.
Meeting the Needs of Significantly Struggling Learners in High School: A Look at Approaches to Tiered Intervention
This report, authored by Helen Duffy of the National High School Center, provides an in-depth look at the implementation and structural issues, as well as the needed support required to successfully institute Response to Intervention (RTI) at the secondary school level.
The Center on Response to Intervention provides technical assistance to states and districts as they build their capacity to implement RTI for all students, including English Language Learners.