Response to Intervention (RTI) is a framework used by educators to help students who may struggle in certain academic areas. It’s a pragmatic framework that provides ways to identify students with struggles and provide strategies to help with their growth.
If you’re curious to learn more about RTI, we recommend starting with the Center on Response to Intervention. That said, many schools, districts, and states embrace and support the RTI framework.
We have a recipe for helping with RTI! It can be adapted based on a school’s needs.
The General Setup
This recipe uses the following Abre Apps as ingredients:
- The Hub (specifically Announcements and Headlines)
- Forms App
- Plans App
- Students App
- Curriculum App
Abre & RTI
We’ve defined a recipe to create RTI plans, monitor over time, and provide differentiated instruction to support intervention.
Adapt from commonly used RTI forms or customize a form that fits your school or district objectives. Then, designate the form as an RTI Plan.
Using Abre’s Plans App, assign the RTI Plan to students who need intervention. Complete the plan.
Using the Curriculum App, access differentiated instruction via model lessons. Additional resources are available with Apps like Focus, Assessment, and Publications.
Under the Students App, access the most recent data used for monitoring progress. Based on the date, make recommendations for continual monitoring.
This solution can be adapted based on school or district needs.
Part 1: Create RTI Form
- Go to the Forms App.
- Create an RTI Form that fits your school needs. For example, perhaps you use MAP scores as an indicator for progress or lack of progress. You would want to include fields that track MAP scores over time.
- Designate the RTI Form as a Student Plan. This allows teachers to complete the RTI Form in the Plans App. It also makes the plan available via the student profile (allowing parents and other teachers to see the RTI Plan if desired).
Part 2: Assign the RTI Plan to Relevant Students. Complete the Plan
- Go to the Plans App
- Search for the student you wish to assign an RTI Plan
- Add RTI Plan
- Complete the Plan
Tip: Open a second tab in your browser to view all relevant student data via the Student App.
Part 3: Use a Variety of Interventions
Interventions can vary. Perhaps you use Read 180? iReady? Or other common resources in the field? For this example, we’re using interventions created within Abre’s Curriculum App.
- Go to the Curriculum App.
- Navigate to the course you teach, the timeframe or standard area covered (this can depend on the structure of the Curriculum), and find model lessons.
- Within the lesson, find the areas of differentiation use them to provide targeted instruction to your student based on tiered supports.
Part 4: Update the RTI Plan and Track Growth
At some degree of frequency (usually 3 or 4 times a year), update the RTI Plan to track growth.
- Go to the Plans App.
- Open the RTI Plan.
- Add more data to the progress monitoring fields.
Glimpse: What this Looks Like
With the reports feature of plans, the school has the ability to mass export all the data from RTI Forms. We frequently see schools download the data, agregate fields using Excel or Google Sheets, and spot trends within the school.
Note: You can make RTI Plans available to parents as well. This is very helpful for parents who want to track the growth of their child in response to targeted interventions.
The Students App is key. All data is collected and displayed in the students view.