September 30, 2021
Response to Intervention (RtI), a key component of multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS), is an approach for designing and establishing research-based teaching and learning environments that are effective for students, families, and educators. RtI is not just for students with special needs or a learning disability; it is a preventative measure for all students. Educators will use interventions, or a set of teaching practices, with any student struggling with a skill or topic to help them succeed in the classroom.
There are three Tiers in RTI:
Read a blog about the Four Principals for effective math intervention, plus how technology gives RtI a boost.
Read about effective, evidence-based recommendations by the Institute for Education Sciences “What Works” report for RtI Interventions for Math.
Within the RtI framework, progress monitoring is used to determine if students are benefitting from the instruction, if they are making adequate progress in their learning, and if adjustments need to be made to the intervention program. Progress monitoring in RtI has the following benefits:
Watch the webinar Tracking Progress for Tier 2 Students in Response to Intervention (RtI).
RtI includes a comprehensive system that integrates assessment and instruction, so that educators can identify the level of intervention needed by a student, diagnose skill, ability, and knowledge gaps, and measure progress. They also support educators determining if the intervention is successful and when instructional adjustments need to be made.
DreamBox Learning® Math offers a research-based math intervention program for students identified as struggling with math or who require additional academic support. Use DreamBox Learning independently, in small groups, or with instructors to overcome math challenges at each of the three Tiers.
Intelligent Adaptive Learning™ means that each student receives the right next lesson, at the right level of difficulty, with scaffolding tailored to his or her level of comprehension. By integrating assessment and instruction, DreamBox Learning Math provides adaptation based not just on answers, but on strategies. As a result, struggling students receive individualized instruction focused on the basic foundational concepts they need, along with appropriate practice for mastery. Current reports and alerts keep teachers informed of student progress and provide actionable data for one-to-one instruction. Dashboard and detailed reports show each student’s progress and comprehension level on curriculum units based on the Common Core and other standards.
Necessary gains in math proficiency can only be achieved if instruction is streamlined to target the unique learning profile of each student: comprehension, skill level, learning style, and strategies for processing thought. DreamBox offers an exceptional approach that fits within the MTSS/RtI model.