Fairhope Middle School’s
Response to Instruction Team
RTI is a framework for ensuring that a student’s academic, social-emotional, and behavioral needs are met. Rigorous implementation of RTI includes a combination of high quality instruction, assessment, and evidence-based intervention. Comprehensive RTI implementation will contribute to more meaningful identification of learning and behavioral problems, improve instructional quality and provide all students with the best opportunities to succeed in school. Every school has students with academic and/or behavior skill deficits. These deficits will range from minor to severe and in order to meet the needs of these students, schools need interventions that can address their skill deficits. Students receiving interventions are progress monitored in order to determine if the interventions are effective.
Referrals To RTI: Both School Counselors serve as members of the RTI (PST) team. In addition, they both refer students to RTI who may be struggling academically or have behavior issues. Administrators, teachers, and parents may also make referrals to the RTI (PST) team. The School Counselors facilitate peer tutoring, which is an RTI Tier 2 strategy/intervention.
Teachers are responsible for submitting RTI Implementation and Progress Monitoring forms to the RTI team each month.
Fairhope Middle School’s RTI (PST) Team Members
Laura Thomas, Media Specialist, RTI Chairperson
7th and 8th Grade School Counselors
Guided Reading Teacher
All English and Math Teachers with Assigned RTI Students
RTI Team Meetings:
Meetings are usually held on the last Monday of the month except August, December, and May.