Response to Intervention: 8 Core Principles

 This coming school year will be our 9th year of our Response to Intervention (RtI) initiative. Honestly, the years have passed so quickly and it’s hard for me to remember how we used to function before RtI. Not that everything is perfect now by any means, but RtI has become such an integral part of our school culture that it seems almost natural. One of the reasons I started this blog was to share with you content information as well as our personal experiences we have had while traveling along our RtI journey. Implementing a RtI model does not happen overnight as I’m sure those of you who have started such an initiative can attest to. There are bumps and blocks along the journey. By sharing our experiences we can help each other along the way.

I’ve put quite a bit of thought into how blog about this topic. I live and breathe RtI every day in my job and I want to do it justice. With this in mind, I’ve decided to organize the blog posts around the Eight Core Principles of RtI put forth by the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE, 2006). These core principles are the heart and soul of RtI.

I.         We can effectively teach all children
II.        Intervene Early
III.      Multi-tier Model of Service Delivery
IV.      Problem-Solving Model to make decisions
V.       Scientific, research-based validated intervention and instruction
VI.      Monitor student progress to inform instruction
VII.    Data driven decisions
VIII.   Assessment for the purposes of screening, diagnostics, and progress monitoring

Of course not all my posts will be directly related to RtI. For those posts that are, I will code them with a logo corresponding to one of the eight principles. So when you see a logo such as one at the top of the post, you’ll know it is a RtI related blog post.

Click the following link to download your free poster.  8 Core Principles of Response to Intervention



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