Response to Intervention Pyramid


Creating New Opportunities for You to Help Students Thrive

The concept of Response to Intervention (RTI) is changing the landscape for assessment professionals and opening new avenues for you to help guide students on the path to success every step of the way. Pearson can help you make the most of this opportunity to expand your influence on young lives.

A Balanced View of RTI

There are four essential components of RTI:

  • A school-wide, multiple-level instructional and behavioral system for preventing school failure
  • Screening
  • Progress Monitoring
  • Data-based decision making for instruction, movement with-in the multi-level system and disability identification

The National Center on Response to Intervention offers a definition of response to intervention that reflects what is currently known from research and evidence-based practices, and supports the implementation of a comprehensive RTI framework.

Response to intervention integrates assessment and intervention within a multi-level prevention system to maximize student achievement and to reduce behavioral problems. With RTI, schools use data to identify students at risk for poor learning outcomes, monitor student progress, provide evidence-based interventions and adjust the intensity and nature of those interventions depending on a student's responsiveness, and identify students with learning disabilities or other disabilities.

Making Sense of RTI

Pearson provides a multi-level assessment and intervention program that is solutions focused. The Pearson system is flexible so that the approach can be modified to fit with any curriculum. The unique circumstances surrounding each student guide you in selecting the right level to begin assessment and intervention. The main goal is to discover a child's stumbling blocks and know how to intervene. Regardless of the path taken, all assessment results are integrated into the classroom to inform instruction. We offer a combination of:

A comprehensive assessment system that uses Curriculum Based Measurement (CBM). It includes universal screening for RTI Tier 1 and progress monitoring for academics for Tiers 1, 2, and 3. This system also offers a behavior module for all Tiers that offers benchmarking, progress monitoring, intervention resources, and data management to identify behavior and emotional issues early.

The broadest array of diagnostic assessments available to identify strengths and weaknesses in cognitive functions and achievement for building targeted interventions and identifying SLD. These assessments are ideal for those times when a deeper understanding of skill deficits is needed to guide intervention strategies within the RTI model.

Unprecedented professional development materials, including a comprehensive program that presents opinions from more than 35 acknowledged leaders in the field. These experts offer a unique, balanced view of best practices relating to comprehensive assessment for identifying SLD within the context of RTI models.