Response to Instruction and Intervention: What It Is and How We Do It
Engaging Schools, Cambridge, MA
Secondary schools are becoming more intentional about building a culture of instructional supports and academic interventions that serve all students who need them. The aim of this session is to develop a shared understandings about the Response to Instruction and Intervention (RtII) framework as it applies to high schools. The presenters will explore three tiers of supports and interventions—beginning with the role and tasks of “teacher as first responder”—and then examine the key features of effective, equitable, and systemic Tier 2 and Tier 3 school-wide interventions beyond the classroom.
Along the way, participants will have opportunities to (1) assess the current status of their RtII initiatives; (2) consider the connections between quality interventions, the use of data, the establishment of an RtII team, and the development of a coherent case-management system; (3) think about intervention practices that they want to stop, start, deepen, or change; and (4) discuss “how-to’s” for developing, implementing, and sustaining effective intervention practices.