RTI Definitions

AIMSweb A data management system that facilitates the organization of student, classroom, school, and district level benchmark and progress monitoring data.  The system automatically graphs data against student, classroom, school, district or national norms or targets.
Benchmark tests Short assessments (2-3 minutes) given at the beginning, middle, and end of year to establish baseline achievement data and progress.
Curriculum-Based Measurement A method of monitoring student progress through a curriculum.  It reflects the success of students’ instructional program by using short, formative assessments that are nationally normed.
Duration The length of time over which a child receives an intervention (e.g., 15 weeks).
Fidelity of Treatment Implementing a program, system or intervention exactly as designed so that it is aligned with research and ensures the largest possible positive outcome.
Frequency The number of times a child receives an intervention in a given timeframe (e.g., daily, twice weekly).
Problem Solving Team A Problem Solving Team is a group of teachers and school staff who meet regularly to help design interventions for and monitor progress of students at risk for failure.
Progress monitoring Data used to frequently check student progress towards success. Most often, progress monitoring data comes from short (2-3 minute), normed assessment probes given every 1-4 weeks.
Intensity The length of time during which a child receives an intervention (e.g., 30 minutes).
Interventions Instructional strategies and curricular components used to enhance student learning.
Research-based Interventions Instructional strategies and curricular components used to enhance student learning. The effectiveness of these interventions is backed by experimental design studies that
a) have been applied to a large study sample,
b) show a direct correlation between the intervention and student progress, and
c) have been reported in peer-reviewed journals.
RtI Response to Intervention (RtI) is a system used at each school to screen, assess, identify, plan for, and provide interventions to any student at risk of school failure due to academic or behavior needs.