District #100 is actively involved in the 3-5 year implementation process of Response to Intervention. According to the RTI Action Network in association with the International Reading Association and the National Center for Learning Disabilities:
The RtI process is a multi-step approach to providing services and interventions to students who struggle with learning at increasing levels of intensity. The progress students make at each stage of intervention is closely monitored. Results of this monitoring are used to make decisions about the need of further research-based instruction and/or intervention in general education, in special education, or both.
AIMSweb is a benchmark and progress monitoring system based on direct, frequent and continuous student assessment. The results are reported to students, parents, teachers and administrators via a web-based data management and reporting system to determine response to intervention.
How AIMSweb Works
1. Benchmark – Assess all students three times per year for universal screening (early identification), general education progress monitoring, and AYP accountability.
2. Strategic Monitor – Monitor at-risk students monthly and evaluate the effectiveness of instructional changes.
3. Progress Monitor – Write individualized annual goals and monitor more frequently for those who need intensive instructional services.
*Information taken from the AIMSweb website: http://AIMSweb.com