Response to Intervention (RtI) is a preventative way of thinking and problem-solving to figure out to what instruction each student learns best.  The goal is to remove academic and behavioral skill barriers by providing supplemental and targeted instruction in addition to core instruction to assist the student in becoming proficient.  Once a student is successful they are brought back to core instruction.

It is not an “add on”, but is a new way of providing effective education for ALL students.  RtI is a multi-tiered service delivery model.   
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is the behavioral component of RtI.  Behavioral expectations are consistently taught, modeled, practiced, and rewarded to increase a sense of “belonging” and cohesive environment, and to achieve meaningful and durable behavior and lifestyle outcomes.  
The Building Intervention Team (BIT) provides guidance and methods to support the teacher and struggling student.  This is a multidisciplinary team who meets on a regular basis to support the RtI process for each student.  
The goal is to ensure an explicit “Check and Connect” type process which supports all students’, in an effort to prevent long-term failure.


Useful links

National Center on Response to Intervention