What is RTI?
Rti stands for Response to Intervention. It is a systematic and data-based method used to identify, define, and address students' academic difficulties in the general education setting. A student that is receiving Tier 2 or Tier 3 support is considered to be a Title 1 student. This means that student support is funded through the Title 1 grant. Students may receive this added support either from an interventionist or from an educational technician.
Helping your Child
Parents are essential to their child's success in school. Here are some things you can do to help your child at home:
Communicate with your child on a regular basis.
Read to and with your child every day.
Ask your child about his/her school day.
Monitor and help with reading and math homework.
Have a routine for your child to follow on school nights.
Provide an appropriate space for them to work.
Make full day attendance a priority.
Be involved in your school community.
What is Title 1?
Title 1 is a federally funded program designed to help children in need of support in the areas of reading and/or math. A student is identified for support based on district assessment, individual testing and teacher referral. The student information is discussed by the RtI (Response to Intervention) team, and the child is placed in the appropriate tier and program that would best meet their needs. Title 1 funds are used to support the Response to Intervention process in our district. If possible, additional classroom support is provided during literacy block and Everyday Math instructional time by a Title 1 ed. tech. that is assigned to that classroom. During the school day, students receive additional instruction in either reading or math at a scheduled intervention block. Students are tested at regular intervals throughout the year to determine the amount of progress being made. If a child is functioning at grade level, he is discontinued from Title 1 services.