RTI Solutions for your classroom.

Schools and districts are applying the Response to Intervention (RTI) model to increase achievement for all students. As intervention specialists for more than 60 years, the EPS Literacy and Intervention team is committed to providing educators with high-quality instructional materials, assessments, collaboration tools, and ongoing professional development to successfully implement RTI.

See resources below to learn about implementing RTI or contact your local Sales Consultant for more information.

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About RTI

Response to Intervention (RTI) is a model for providing support, instruction and assessment for learners at all ability levels across academic areas like reading, including phonics, comprehension, and vocabulary.


Aligned with federal legislation such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA 2004) and the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), as well as scientific research, this model establishes that districts operate under the principles that:

  • Early intervention is critical to the prevention of reading failure.
  • A problem-solving approach utilizing performance data informs better decisions.
  • A multi-tiered delivery model unifies district resources to support learning.

RTI emphasizes a process of providing services and supports to struggling students through assessing and monitoring, providing access to high-quality instruction and interventions, and continued measurement to help guide future instruction.

The RTI Model

Following the administration of a screening for assessment, scores are analyzed so that students can be grouped into categories based on intervention needs:

  • TIER 1

    Core intervention, typically appropriate for 80% of the student population

  • TIER2

    Targeted intervention, where 15% of the students will be placed

  • TIER 3

    Intensive intervention, required for approximately 5% of the student population


Differentiated instruction and curriculum programs designed to best meet students' needs are then introduced along with frequent progress monitoring. Consistently checking progress ensures that goals and expectations are clear and allows educators to adapt instructional practice as needed based on student performance results.

A variety of resources exist to help schools and districts effectively implement RTI. Click on the Quicklinks tab above for an annotated list of RTI-related Web sites or find your state in the NCRI RTI State Database for more information.