Lower Elementary

Our School - Response to Intervention (RTI)

Response to Intervention
Response To Intervention (commonly abbreviated RTI or RtI) is a method of academic intervention used to provide early, effective assistance to children who are having difficulty learning. RTI seeks to prevent academic failure through early intervention, frequent progress measurement, and increasingly intensive research-based instructional interventions for children who continue to have difficulty.
Response to Intervention is base on a 3-tiered approach to intervening with students.   
At the first level is Tier 1.  Tier 1 is the Oakridge grade level curriculum and students are assessed and monitored on how well they respond to the curriculum.  Our job as educators is to ensure that Tier 1 curriculum is delivered with efficacy and fidelity so students have the greatest opportunity to succeed.  If students are struggling with the curriculum, the teacher provides interventions within the classroom for a set duration of time and progress monitors the student on a regular basis.  During that time the teacher continues to adjust her teaching to meet the needs of the students and documents the work and data she gets from the student.
For a list of what interventions are and are not, please click here.
A few of the interventions we use at Tier 1 at the Lower Elementary are:
  • Reader’s Workshop
  • Writer’s Workshop
  • DIBELS used beginning, middle and end to access student’s academic performance.
  • STAR Early Literacy (First Grade) used monthly to access students academic performance in the key components of literacy 
  • STAR Reading (Second and Third Grade) used beginning, middle and end of year to access student’s academic performance.
  • Kid’s Hope Mentors
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Accelerated Math (Third Grade)
  • 1-1, small group work with teachers
  • Literacy coaching provided by the Literacy Specialist
  • Book Studies to provide instruction on research based best practice instruction
  • Grade level meetings to ensure instruction and best practices are happening to keep curriculum aligned
  • Staff meetings 1st – 3rd to discuss best practice and to align curriculum
  • Summer Reading Program offered to minimized summer learning loss.
  • Parent volunteers providing support
Tier 2
Tier 3
Last Modified on July 25, 2009