A multi-tiered instructional framework such as RTI is a schoolwide approach that addresses the needs of all students, including struggling learners and students with disabilities, and integrates assessment and intervention within a multi-level instructional and behavioral system to maximize student achievement and reduce problem behaviors.

OSEP supports State and local implementation of RTI strategies to ensure that children who are struggling academically and behaviorally are identified early and provided needed interventions in a timely and effective manner.

In Utah the model of supports is called the Utah Multi-Tiered System of Supports (UMTSS). Some districts in Utah may still refer to this model as RTI.  

“The UMTSS initiative is designed to support districts and schools in the implementation of a data-driven, problem-solving model within a multi-tiered delivery system.  It is a continuous improvement model in which problem-solving and evidence-based decision-making occurs in an ongoing way and across multiple levels of the educational system.

The purpose of UMTSS is to assist LEAs in positively impacting student outcomes by creating capacity for an integrated academic and behavior supports system that can be implemented with fidelity, is sustained over time, and utilizes data-based decision making at all levels of implementation.” Essential Educator, September 2018


UMTSS Overview

What is RTI?

Why RTI?

RTI in Utah

RTI Glossary

RTI Resources

Providing Information about RTI to Families

Questions and Answers for Parents about RTI in Utah

RTI Additional Resources

A Parent’s Perspective and Advice  

RTI – A Personal Story

Online Resources

Parent and Family Resources on the RTI Action Network website.   

Questions and Answers On Response to Intervention (RTI) and Early Intervening Services (EIS) January 2007 on the IDEA – Building the Legacy, U.S. Department of Education website. . This is one in a series of question and answer documents prepared by OSERS to address some of the most important issues raised by requests for clarification on a variety of high-interest topics from the final regulations for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The responses presented in this document generally are informal guidance representing the interpretation of the Department of the applicable statutory or regulatory requirements in the context of the specific facts presented and are not legally binding

The IDEA Partnership reflects the collaborative work of more than 50 national organizations, technical assistance providers, and organizations and agencies at state and local level.  The Partnership is funded by the federal Office of Special Education Programs.

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