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RtI is a school wide, three tiered model of instructional intervention and support to ensure that student's learning needs are addressed in a focused manner. Tier I refers to school-wide intervention through core instruction. Tier II refers to targeted group intervention. Tier III refers to intensive intervention. In the SAISD, the tiers are represented by a pyramid addressing reading, mathematics, and behavior systems.

RtI Is…

  • A team of school based educators and professionals,
  • A pro-active problem-solving process,
  • A process targeted to assist at-risk students,
  • A collaborative team which includes the parent, and
  • A team sharing responsibility for the student.

RtI Is Not...

  • A one person committee
  • An automatic referral to special education
  • A collection of signatures to complete referral paperwork
  • A process that excludes parents

RtI Should…

  • Meet on a regularly scheduled basis,
  • Provide support to teachers who request assistance,
  • Clarify/define and prioritize the issues or concerns,
  • Provide strategies or interventions for both academic and behavioral issues,
  • Evaluate progress,
  • Make decisions and recommendations based on data,
  • Include the parent in the process.

RtI Should Not...

  • Make decisions without documentation
  • Do a cursory review of data
  • Exclude parents from the process

The RtI standing team is comprised of the CIC who serves as RtI Coordinator, an administrator, referring/general education teacher, the student's parent/legal guardian, student as appropriate, and other professionals whose expertise/knowledge will contribute to the problem-solving process.


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Es norma del Distrito Escolar Independiente de San Antonio de no discriminar por motivos de raza, religion, color, origen nacional, sexo o impedimento, en sus programas, servicios o actividades vocacionales, tal como lo require el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según enmienda; el Titulo IX de las Enmiendas en la Educación, de 1972, y la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, según enmienda.