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RTI - Response to Intervention
Position Statement from International Reading Association (Now the International Literacy Association).
- Principle 1: InstructionRTI is first and foremost intended to prevent language and literacy problems by optimizing instruction.
- Principle 2: Responsive Teaching and DifferentiationThe 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."