Response to Intervention (RTI)

Idaho Training Clearinghouse

Idaho Response to Intervention (RTI) is a framework for continuous improvement. RTI integrates assessment and intervention within a multi-level prevention system to maximize student achievement and reduce behavior problems. With RTI, schools use data to identify students at risk for poor learning outcomes, monitor student progress, provide evidence-based interventions depending on a student's responsiveness, and identify students with learning or other disabilities, as defined by state law.

Idaho has partnered with the National Center on Response to Intervention to fine–tune and scale up implementation of RTI practices as part of our state-wide system of support. This framework exemplifies the Nine Characteristics of High Performing Schools which is a state model for school improvement in Idaho.

There are four essential components of RTI:

  • A school-wide, multi-level instructional and behavioral system for preventing school failure
  • Screening
  • Progress Monitoring
  • Data-based decision-making for instruction, movement within the multi-level system, and disability identification, in accordance with state law.

The mission of the RTI team at the State Department of Education is to:

  • Provide organization and support for statewide implementation of Response to Intervention practices as a framework of prevention and school improvement.
  • Coordinate delivery of RTI information, staff development, and technical assistance that will build capacity to carry out and sustain research-based practices.
  • To raise student achievement by creating a customer-driven education system that meets the needs of all Idaho students and those who serve them.

Application NOW Closed - Response to Intervention Project Application for Districts and External Coaches

Great news!

Idaho's State Education Personnel Development Grant project application: Moving Forward through Partnership: Implementing RTI to Meet the Needs of All Learners has been posted. We are excited to get this project off the ground and begin our work together in scaling up Idaho's RTI system. This is a competitive grant, please see how to apply below.

Idaho was one out of the 22 states selected to benefit from a competitive federal grant, Special Education State Personnel Development Grant, designed to improve personnel training systems to help children who are considered at-risk or with disabilities. The funding for Idaho's project, Moving Forward through Partnership: Implementing RTI to Meet the Needs of All Learners, will be used to develop a sustainable infrastructure of partnerships that results in systems change. This change will focus on the continuous and substantial improvement of academic and social outcomes for all learners. The infrastructure will be built to increase and scale up Response to Intervention (RTI) framework in districts, by leveraging external coaching for LEA and school personnel; ongoing, evidence-based professional development; implementation feedback loops; and networks of support that increase the competencies of LEA and school personnel to design and implement the RTI framework as a coherent system.

How to apply:
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Word Icon District Application Interactive Form

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Important Documents

Word Icon Idaho's 2013 RTI District Application
PDF Icon RTI Guidance Manual
Word Icon RTI Framework Integrity Worksheet Version 2
Word Icon RTI Framework Integrity Rubric 08-03-11 (3)
PDF Icon What is RTI? 1 page reference
PDF Icon RTI Essential Components