AASL 2011

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RTI - Response to Intervention
Position Statement from International Reading Association (Now the International Literacy Association).

  • Principle 1: Instruction
RTI is first and foremost intended to prevent language and literacy problems by optimizing instruction.
  • Principle 2: Responsive Teaching and Differentiation
The RTI process emphasizes increasingly differentiated and intensified instruction/intervention in language and literacy.
  • Principle 3: Assessment
    An RTI approach demands assessment that can inform language and literacy instruction meaningfully.

  • Principle 4: Collaboration

    RTI requires a dynamic, positive, and productive collaboration among professionals with relevant expertise in language and literacy. Success also depends on strong and respectful partnerships among professionals, parents, and students.
  • Principle 5: Systemic and Comprehensive

    RTI must be part of a comprehensive, systemic approach to language and literacy assessment and instruction and should provide support for all K-12 students.

  • Principle 6: Expertise

    All students have the right to receive instruction from well-prepared teachers who keep up to date, and supplemental instruction from professionals specifically prepared to teach language and literacy, as noted in IRA's statement "Making a Difference Means Making It Different: Honoring Children's Rights to Excellent Reading Instruction."


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