Response to intervention (RtI)
Kirby School District 140 believes that increased student learning requires the consistent practice of providing high quality instruction matched to student needs. Response to Intervention, or RtI, is a multi-step approach to providing early academic and behavioral support to struggling students rather than waiting for a child to fall behind before offering help. It requires collaborative efforts from all district staff, general educators, special educators and bilingual/ELL staff.
We use the AIMSweb benchmark and progress monitoring system to provide direct, frequent and continuous student assessment. Our students are tested three times a year during fall, winter and spring. Results are reported to parents, teachers and administrators via a web-based data management and reporting system to determine response to instruction. Parents of students identified as in need of assistance in Reading or Math will be notified of an assignment to an RtI tier. Regular monitoring will be conducted in order to determine the duration of the intervention period as well as documentation of student progress.