Response to Intervention" (RtI)
Another foundation of teaching practice is called "Response to Intervention" (RtI). This is a method that works to scientifically match individual students to the teaching practices that are effective for them (instead of trying to match teaching practices to disability labels, which has not proven to be successful).
Teachers using RtI may frequently test different aspects of students' understanding and skill to diagnose where their difficulties lie. The teacher may try a variety of teaching techniques, student groupings, and environments, and materials with any one student to determine what is most effective.
Effective on and after July 1, 2012, all New York State school districts must have an RtI process in place.
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