RTI holds the promise of ensuring that all children have access to high quality instruction, and that struggling learners are identified, supported, and served early and effectively. All school districts must have a plan in place by July 2012 for September implementation.
There are 4 essential components to this initiative:
Universal screenings will be conducted three times per academic year for all students grades kindergarten through grade 4.
School Districts will execute a research-based multi-tiered service delivery model for students determined to be “at risk.”
Regular progress monitoring must be implemented to inform instruction for students receiving services
Data should drive decision making throughout the RtI process
Universal Screening and Progess Monitoring:
The Connetquot School District will use AIMSweb to assist in both screening and progress monitoring all elementary school students in the areas of early literacy, oral reading and reading comprehension. AIMSweb will also provide data management and data reporting.