Welcome to our information page for Response to Intervention. Our school will be implementing this research based practice beginning this fall as part of our relentless effort to accelerate students to grade level and ensure their success. As the year progresses we will be adding information via attachments to this page so that you can share in our journey towards excellence. Clicking on any of the attachments will result in their being downloaded on to your computer. Once there, you can open them up to peruse them. Thanks again for visiting!

National Center on Response to Intervention Definition of RTI:

Response to intervention integrates assessment and intervention within a multi-level prevention system to maximize student achievement and to reduce behavior problems. With RTI, schools identify students at risk for poor learning outcomes, monitor student progress, provide evidence-based interventions and adjust the intensity and nature of those interventions depending on a student’s responsiveness, and identify students with learning disabilities.

Nuffer’s Response to Intervention (RtI) Model
  • Our teachers team teach during a 40 minute period; students are placed in level alike groups based on diagnosed needs. Instruction is skill specific.
  • We concentrate all of our resources in the lowest classes (three in grade one, two in grades 2, 3, and one in grades 4/5). Intensive intervention classes have at least two aides and, in some cases, the RSP aide who works with the RSP students and students with similar needs
  • We use research based interventions such as the SIPPS kit for students with phonetic/phonemic gaps, the Zoom In program for improving reading comprehension, and Fluency Kits and leveled Readers’ Theatre kits.
  • We use a web based assessment system (STAR Literacy and STAR Early Literacy from Renaissance Learning). Students were pretested, will be monitored for progress every three to four weeks, and will be post tested in June. Our goal is to increase their scaled scores by at least 75 points this year.
  • We provide release time so that teachers may plan with their team; the principal and aides supervise classes every other Wednesday during RtI time while teachers plan. We also provide an additional RtI release time on an alternate Wednesday so that teachers may plan individually and time for the aides to plan every other week.
Click on "Survey Results" below to see how we did this year.