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For Whom is the RtI Process Started?

The RtI process should be started for at-risk students who (1) demonstrate poor achievement and/or motivation; and (2) fail to progress due to lack of opportunity, such as chronic absences, truancy, or mobility. According to the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, evaluations of the strengths and needs of homeless children including needs and eligibility for programs and services should be expedited.

For Whom is the RtI Process Required?

The RtI process is required for (1) review of additional support strategies, interventions, and techniques for students who do not make adequate progress despite sustained Tier I efforts; and (2) consideration for all instructional programs (Dyslexia, Section 504, Special Education, Discipline Alternate Educational Placement (DAEP), etc.

How Else Should the RtI Process Be Used?

The RtI process should also be used to (1) consider for appropriateness of retention; and (2) provide assistance to students needing crisis intervention.

Are there Steps for the Tiers of Instructional Intervention for RtI?

Yes, there are three Tiers:

  • Tier I: School-wide intervention through core instruction (80 - 85% of students)
  • Tier II: Targeted group instruction (7 - 10% of students)
  • Tier III: Intensive intervention (3 - 5% of students)

What are the Components of RtI success?

The components of RtI success include fidelity to interventions, collaboration/commitment among all stake-holders, administrative support, training and follow-up training focused on data collection and analysis, progress monitoring and documentation of intervention.


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San Antonio Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, or disability in providing education services, activities, and programs, including vocational programs, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

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.