Introduction to Response to Intervention (RTI)

Introduction to Response to Intervention (RTI)

In partnership with Model Teaching, an industry leader in supporting educators, this course offers an overview of how classroom instruction can support response to intervention, delving into the process of building your Response to Intervention (RTI) tiers and providing insight into progress monitoring as you implement the RTI model into your classroom. Model Teaching's Mission is to improve student performance by directly supporting teachers with quality content and resources. You will leave this course better able to plan academic interventions and improve your students' academic performance through the use of regular progress monitoring.

3 Months Access / 6 Course Hrs
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This teacher professional development course provides you with an introduction to the Response to Intervention (RTI) model. You will learn about the three RTI tiers and analyze examples of each tier in the academic areas of math and ELA. The course will cover how you might set up an RTI model for academic support, the core components of RTI, and how to collect data and evaluate that data for monitoring student progress. You will receive an intervention guide that contains examples you can use as a resource in your planning, and you will build an RTI education plan ready for implementation in your class.


  1. RTI Fundamentals
    1. The Core Components of an RTI System
    2. The Laws Regarding RTI
    3. How to Create a Successful RTI Team
  2. Tiered Instruction
    1. The Purpose of Tiered Instruction
    2. How to Utilize the Tiered Structure Effectively
    3. Intervention Strategies for Each Tier
  3. Data
    1. How to Make Data-Driven Decisions Through:
    2. Screening & Identification of At-Risk Students
    3. Progress Monitoring
  4. Putting it All Together
    1. Using the sample provided, build your own response to intervention plan for an upcoming lesson.
  5. Applying What you Have Learned
    1. Get ideas on how to implement the RTI process into your classroom, find a list of online resources that feature ideas for response to intervention, and read the research behind this type of support in the classroom.



There are no prerequisites to take this course.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 10 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word Online
  • Editing of a Microsoft Word document is required in this course. You may use a free version of Microsoft Word Online, or Google Docs if you do not have Microsoft Office installed on your computer. Model Teaching can provide support for this.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Self-Guided Course Code: T14727