Arlington Community Schools is committed to helping all children succeed. We have many ways to help children who are struggling to learn and who need additional supports to be successful. Response to Instruction and Intervention (RTI²) is one form of support.

What is RTI²?

Response to Instruction and Intervention is a framework for teaching and learning, designed to give every student the opportunity to meet high expectations and the support to reach them. RTI² is a multi-tiered delivery system that uses a data-driven problem-solving model to identify specific student need and match appropriate instructional strategies.

In Tennessee, the RTI² Framework is a component of TNCORE. The TNCORE implementation plan has three legs with student achievement at the center:

  • Assessment alignment and transparency
  • Instructional materials and curriculum
  • Quality training and meaningful support

Arlington Community Schools, along with the Tennessee Department of Education, believes that the Response to Instruction and Intervention model will have a significant impact on all student learners. The RTI² model will provide students the opportunity to experience prevention of instructional gaps and early intensive intervention as a best practice.