Response to intervention (RTI) integrates assessment and intervention within a multi-level prevention system to maximize student achievement and to reduce behavioral problems. With RTI, schools use data to 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.
The Center on Response to Intervention, formerly the National Center on Response to Intervention (NCRTI) a five-year technical assistance center that was funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs, supports the implementation of RTI on a national level, including activities and services designed to
- identify, adapt, evaluate, and scale up RTI frameworks as well as assist states, districts, and schools in their efforts to scale up RTI initiatives;
- provide ongoing support and technical assistance to states, districts, and schools to support implementation of comprehensive RTI programs in districts, schools, and classrooms nationally; and
- disseminate information about proven and promising practices within RTI frameworks to our target audience, including parents, service providers, program administrators, policymakers, and other interested stakeholders across the country.