Are your schools and classrooms doing everything possible to advance learning for struggling students? Higher academic standards, ever-increasing performance requirements, and expected learning outcomes mean new challenges for teaching students.
Response to Intervention (RTI) programs have come a long way—yet in recent years, about 6 in 10 special needs students still did not graduate high school. And, nearly 25% of students in general education classrooms still struggle, despite receiving high-quality core instruction. Many times, classroom curriculum programs can’t accommodate the academic needs of struggling students who just can’t keep pace, or have already fallen a grade level or two behind.
Fortunately, evidence-based solutions for academic intervention can be applied to address all learners and all intervention needs in K-12 math and literacy—whether in resource rooms, as part of the general classroom, after-school programs, or for Special Education classes.
Most education leaders today are utilizing a research-proven systematic Response to Intervention (RTI) strategy to ensure every student graduates. To support your classroom’s RTI strategy, a guide in the form of an ebook, 11 Elements of Response to Intervention: Essentials for Student Achievement and Classroom Success, details the 11 essential elements required for optimizing achievement for struggling and at-risk students.
RTI methodology that is supported by strong intervention programs in the K-12 instructional curriculum can enable every student to master higher-level cognitive skills, and reach the expectations set by more rigorous learning outcomes.
Implementing a systematic RTI program containing the 11 elements helps educators:
- Identify struggling and at-risk students sooner
- Develop a proactive plan to support struggling learners effectively
- Provide stronger targeted and systematic interventions
- Differentiate instruction effectively and efficiently
- Use digital technology for dynamic progress monitoring
- Adjust intensity and personalize delivery
- Increase the level of all-around support
Educators and school leaders can use this ebook as a checklist to validate each school’s approach to developing and sustaining comprehensive intervention for all struggling students. Help prepare all struggling learners to meet or exceed grade-level expectations, so they gain the best chance for high-school graduation.