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What is RTI? Response to Intervention (RTI) is defined as “the practice of providing high-quality instruction and interventions matched to student need, monitoring progress frequently to make decisions about changes in instruction or goals, and applying child response data to important educational decisions” (Batsche et al., 2005).

8 Core Principles of RTI:

1. We can effectively teach all children.

2. We will intervene early.

3. We will use a multi-tiered model of service delivery.

4. We will use a problem-solving model to make decisions within a multi-tiered model.

5. We will use scientific, research-based, validated intervention and instruction to the extent available.

6. We will monitor student progress to inform instruction.

7. We will use data to make decisions.

8. We will use assessment for screening, diagnosis, and progress monitoring.

Please click the following links for helpful information regarding implementing RTI at the middle school.

Printable Quick Guide of Interventions:

Research based Math Intervention Guide

Research based Reading Intervention Guide

RTI in the Middle School:

RTI in Secondary Schools

Video of how a middle school effectively implemented RTI

Response to Intervention in Middle School Basics

General RTI Support Sites:










​RTI Interventions for Reading Articles:

Research-Based Interventions With Step by Step Directions and Printables

Reading Interventions with Sample Lesson Plans

Response to Intervention for Literacy in Secondary Schools

Working With Struggling Adolescent Readers

Professional Articles about RTI in the Middle School:

Adolescent Struggling Readers

The Reading Teacher's Source Book

Response to Intervention for Middle School Students With Reading Difficulties