6 Components of RtI - Curriculum and Instruction
Why: The RtI model is a three tiered system designed to meet the needs of ALL students. Curriculum based on the state standards and quality instruction are essential for student success.
Curriculum and Instruction Across the Tiers: Tier I instruction includes high quality, research-based curricula and instructional strategies that support the districtís curriculum guidelines. Tier I provides core instruction for all students. Flexible grouping that targets specific skills are included so that the instructional goals of all students can be met. Tier II offers supplemental instruction in addition to the standards-based curriculum received in Tier I. The curriculum and instruction at Tier II is designed to meet the needs of students not progressing as expected in Tier I. Tier III instruction includes more explicit instruction that is focused on a specific skill need, whether that be an accelerated need or a remedial need.
Curriculum and Instruction Guiding Questions:
- Is curriculum evidence-based and sufficient?
- How do we document evidence and what constitutes evidence (both quantitative and qualitative)?
- Is the curriculum aligned to the standards?
- How will the Core curriculum identify needs and how will they be addressed?
- How will the effectiveness of the Core curriculum be monitored and adapted over time?
- For which students is the Core curriculum sufficient and not sufficient and why?
- What specific supplemental and intensive curricula are needed (does the Core curriculum need to be changed)?