6 Components of RtI - Problem Solving
Why: The purpose of the problem-solving process is to assist the classroom teacher and parents in designing and selecting strategies for improving student academic and/or behavioral performance.
Problem Solving Across the Tiers: The purpose of the problem-solving process is to develop academic and behavior intervention strategies that have a high probability of success. It provides a structure for addressing the academic and/or behavioral concerns identified by teachers or parents. A problem-solving process requires full collaboration among a team of professionals along with parents to identify a specific, measurable outcome and to design research-based interventions to address the concerns. The process includes ensuring interventions are implemented with fidelity according to their research base and student progress is monitored to determine the studentís response. Family engagement in the process is vital to ensure all information that might impact success is considered. The purpose of problem solving is to put in place a decision-making process that will lead to the development of instructional and intervention strategies with a high probability of success. The system must integrate the use of data, both to guide the development of effective interventions and to provide frequent monitoring of progress. The RtI in Practice section of this manual outlines the problem-solving process steps to be used by problem-solving teams.
Problem Solving Team:
- Persons with expertise in:
- Interventions (academic & behavioral)
- Parent partnerships
- Community resources
- RtI Problem Solving Video Guide (PDF)