Response to Intervention (RtI)

  • Response to Intervetion (RtI)

    All students in NYS participate in RtI, or Response to Intervention, Tier 1.  RtI or Response to Intervention, Tiers 2 and 3 is a state mandated instructional program designed for students who demonstrate a need for extra instructional support based on multiple assessment measures.  If your child is recommended for RtI services over Tier 1, you will be notified.  S/he will receive “push-in” or “pull-out” instruction in addition to the instruction taught in the classroom.  You will be notified again once your child no longer qualifies for the extra support.  Should your child need more intervention beyond Tier 3, you may receive information from our CSE about Tier 4, also known as, special education.



    The Committee Special Education, or CSE, works with families of students with special education needs.  Often times, students with special education needs have a document called an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) that outlines the accommodations and/or modifications needed to help the child succeed in school.  Grand Island has created a Support Network for families of children with special education needs.  Be sure to sign up to receive their enews messages on your enews profile as needed.