Response to Intervention, or RTI, is an education model that is used to improve student learning and promotes early identification of students who may be at risk for learning difficulties. All students are regularly assessed in core areas to identify those who are not meeting grade-level goals. Most students will thrive in general education classrooms. For those students not meeting grade level benchmarks, interventions in the classroom
(for example: fluency folder, paired reading) or additional help from the Title I teacher and/or aides on specific skills may occur to help bring them up to grade level. Progress is measured frequently. Boonville Middle School has an RTI team comprised of 8 staff members. The team meets regularly to monitor student progress. The team may also recommend that further assessments be made by the school psychologist if the student is not making adequate progress.