Response to Intervention (RtI) is a prevention and intervention system that is applied to any student if she/he starts to fall behind in school. Intensity of intervention increases as a student continues to struggle. It is a general education system that should be employed prior to a special education referral. Click on the links below to learn more.
Read the April 2008 memo from James P. DeLorenzo and Jean Stevens "...encourage[s] all school districts in New York State (NYS) to take timely actions to implement response to intervention (RtI) programs in its schools.
Part 100 includes regulatory language about RtI. CR 100.2 ii is the section that describes RtI. Minimum requirements are described, as well as a requirement that districts ensure implementation.
CR 200.2 (b) (7) has a requirement that Boards of Education have a written policy.
A presentation describes some of the implications of the regulations. It's from VESID.
Another, longer presentation includes information about the revised LD determination requirements as well as the RtI implications.
Implementing RTI Using Title I, Title III, and CEIS Funds: Key Issues for Decision-makers
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: Using ARRA Funds Provided Through Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to Drive School Reform and Improvement
Schools Moving Up is a collection of successful actions from schools closing their achievement gap. There are a variety of resources available there about RtI. Free registration is required to view some of the resources.