Teacher Development

Response to Intervention (RTI)

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) now requires all elementary schools to use Response to Intervention (RTI), a framework for instruction and intervention in literacy. New York City schools serving grades K-5 will use the RTI model.

The RTI Reference Guide (DOE login required) contains information and guidance on the RTI approach, including key policy requirements and expectations. For a brief overview of Response to Intervention, please see these frequently asked questions. These documents will be updated regularly, as additional resources become available. Teachers, principals, and support specialists are invited to provide feedback about RTI professional development interests by September 14.

More information is available at the RTI page on the DOE Intranet.