RtI/Problem Solving  

RtI is an educational service delivery system designed to provide effective instruction for all students. This system uses a comprehensive and preventative problem solving process, which includes: 1) defining areas of need 2) developing a plan 3) implementing the plan, and 4) evaluating the plan.

RtI employs a tiered method of instructional delivery, in which the core curriculum addresses and meets the needs of most students (Tier 1), additional instruction is provided for those needing supplementary intervention support (Tier 2), and intensive and individualized services are provided for the students who continue to demonstrate more intensive needs (Tier 3). At its foundation, RtI includes measuring performance of all students, and basing educational decisions regarding curriculum, instruction, and intervention intensity on student data.

Problem Solving Guidebook
Problem Solving Form Release of Information
Problem Solving Form Screening Consent
Problem Solving Form Screening Notice
Problem Solving Worksheet DEFINE AREA OF NEED
Problem Solving Worksheet DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT THE PLAN
Problem Solving Worksheet EVALUATE THE PLAN
Problem Solving Worksheet REQUEST FOR MDT EVALUATION
Problem Solving Worksheet STUDENT INFORMATION

CONTACTS FOR IMPLEMENTATION SUPPORT: 

Susan Evans: suevans@esu10.org
Emily Jameson: ejameson@esu10.org
Dallas Lewandowski: dalewand@esu10.org
ESU 10 School Psychologists
DIBELS Next - Susan Evans suevans@esu10.org
AIMSweb - ESU 10 School Psychologists 

Contact the Nebraska Department of Education for information on using the RtI process to verify students for special education services. - http://www.education.ne.gov/RtI/index.html

The Nebraska RtI Implementation Support Team provides training and resources to Nebraska Schools on research-based best practices. - http://rtinebraska.unl.edu/index.php

The ESU 10 Professional Development Department created this Response to Intervention Podcast Series to overview the RtI process. The content in these podcasts include an introduction to RtI, the eight essential elements and resources available.

What is Response to Intervention?

Essential Element: Parental Involvement

Essential Element: Core Instruction & Intervention

Essential Element: Universal Screening

Essential Element: Progress Monitoring

Essential Element: Decision Rules

Essential Element: Intervention Delivery

Essential Element: Fidelity of Instruction

Essential Element: Team Leadership

RtI Roles