Tiers for Intervention

Key Terms and Concepts 

Response to Intervention: RtI is a multi-tier approach to the early identification and support of students with learning and behavior needs. The RTI process begins with high-quality instruction and universal screening of all children in the general education classroom. The RtI process uses data to determine if every student’s educational needs are met. If not, interventions are provided to the extent necessary that the student makes progress to meet educational benchmarks. 

Tier I or Core Instruction: Instruction provided to 100% of students. This is the classroom instruction that all students receive.

Tier II or Supplemental Instruction: Instruction/intervention provided to students who may be at-risk for not meeting educational benchmarks. Students receiving this level of instruction should meet educational benchmarks when consistent programming is carried out with fidelity. This supplemental instruction is in addition to Tier I Core instruction.

Tier III or Targeted Instruction: Instruction/intervention may be provided to students who are not making enough progress in Tier II to meet educational benchmarks. Interventions must be carried out with fidelity. This targeted intervention is in addition to core instruction and Tier ll instruction.