Response to Instruction & Intervention

Response to Instruction and Intervention, is a PA initiative to address the needs of all students in the general education curriculum.  Two laws that promote this initiative are the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB 2001) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA 2004). IDEA 2004 permits school districts to use a process to intervene early with struggling students and to determine if a child responds to scientific, research-based intervention as a part of the evaluation procedures for students with learning disabilities.  In Pennsylvania, this assessment and instructional framework is known as Response to Instruction and Intervention (RtII).

Wellsboro Area School District is in the early stages of RtII.  At the elementary level, RtII times for each grade level have been established.  Teachers are working with small groups during that time to provide interventions to struggling students.  A similar framework is occurring in grades 5 and 6.  At this time, the district is exploring ways to implement RtII at the secondary level (grades 7 through 12).
Please refer to the following link for a letter that was sent out to parents in September, 2009:
The link below will take you to a PowerPoint that was developed by the PA Department of Education:
PowerPoint presentation from PDE