Response to Intervention

Parent Information Letter
Introducing Response to Intervention (RTI)
2015-16 School Year

Dear Parents/ Guardians:

Gladstone School District believes in providing the highest quality of education for our students. This letter is to provide you with information about a new three-tiered instructional approach we are using to meet this goal, referred to as Response to Intervention (RTI).

For RTI, all students will participate in the District adopted reading curriculum, Wonders taught by their teachers each day for 90 minutes. We will also provide three levels (tiers) of interventions for students who demonstrate at-risk skills in reading. Each tier provides additional support beyond the Wonders reading curriculum. All students will be assessed three times a year to measure their progress to determine if they are responding to interventions and performing at grade-level.

  • Tier 1 – Teachers will use different strategies within the Wonders reading curriculum to address all student educational needs.
  • Tier 2 – Based on progress data, students who are not performing at grade level in Tier 1 will be provided supplemental research-based interventions matched to their needs. The Intervention Specialists ,an instructional support team, will provide the intervention, track the student’s progress, and parents will receive ongoing progress data.
  • Tier 3 – Students who continue to struggle and are not performing at benchmark with Tier 1 and Tier 2 supports will receive more intensive interventions at this level. Parents will receive ongoing progress data. After Tier Three implementation, students who continue to display limited progress may then be considered for further evaluation and services.

Our school is excited to take part in this process to improve educational outcomes for all students. As always, do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or myself if you have questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Wendy Wilson, Principal
John Wetten Elementary