It can be difficult for students to catch up once they've fallen behind in math. Early struggles in math can lead to greater challenges as the topics and concepts become more complex.

Response to Intervention (RtI) is a formal system of detection, prevention, and support designed to help struggling elementary and middle school students before they fall behind. RtI begins with high-quality classroom instruction and provides targeted, intensive interventions to students who struggle with specific skills or concepts.

In order to be effective, RtI in math requires universal screening and monitoring of all students to identify potential difficulties and track progress, a focus on building students' understanding of arithmetic foundations through interventions, and intentional teaching that encourages and motivates students. The training and support for proper engagement of these strategies needs to come from a systemwide RtI Implementation framework.

To learn more about the research underlying these practices, view the IES Practice Guide, Assisting Students Struggling with Mathematics: Response to Intervention (RtI) for Elementary and Middle Schools.

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Functions of Progress Monitoring

Functions of Progress Monitoring

Dr. Foegen describes how teachers can use progress monitoring to track borderline students’ learning and determine whether interventions are benefiting students in Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions....

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06/02/2014
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Universal Screening in Math

Universal Screening in Math

In this interview, Dr. Foegen explains the purpose of universal screening and how it fits into a multi-tiered intervention system. She describes how to set and revise cut scores to identify...

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06/02/2014
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Screening and Monitoring Progress in Math

Screening and Monitoring Progress in Math

This multimedia overview explains the value of universal screening, describes recommended components of an effective screening system, provides information on establishing cut-points to identify...

Overview
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05/29/2014
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Screening for Mathematics Difficulties in K-3 Students

This Center on Instruction (COI) report looks at the effectiveness of existing early screening measures and discusses the key features needed to screen kindergarten through third-grade students for...

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05/29/2014
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Concrete-Representational-Abstract (CRA) Instructional Approach

This summary report from The Access Center website describes the CRA instructional strategy, shows examples of how to use CRA to teach fractions, includes a reference list of research articles, and...

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05/29/2014
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RtI Readiness Self-Assessment Tool for Elementary Schools

This self-assessment tool was designed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to help elementary schools and districts determine their next steps in implementing the state's Response to...

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05/29/2014
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RtI Math Planning Template #3

State-level staff, including school improvement team members, who work directly with local education agencies (districts) will find ideas in this template for translating the recommendations from...

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05/29/2014
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RtI Math Planning Template #1

District staff who work with school administrators and mathematics staff in their districts, such as curriculum leaders, can use this template to work through a comprehensive set of options that...

Planning Template
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05/29/2014
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RtI Math Planning Template #2

State-level staff, including school improvement team members, who work directly with local education agencies (districts) will find ideas in this template for translating the recommendations from...

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05/29/2014
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Evolution of Response to Intervention

Evolution of Response to Intervention

Dr. Gersten and Dr. Vaughn, who have long worked in research related to Response to Intervention (RtI), share their ideas about why RtI has spread rapidly as a solution to helping struggling...

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04/17/2014
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Visual Diagram: Response to Intervention—Math

Visual Diagram: Response to Intervention—Math

The visual diagram illustrates three essential practices (universal screening and progress monitoring, content focus, and explicit teaching instruction) based on the recommendations in the Practice...

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04/17/2014
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Response to Intervention in Elementary-Middle Math

Response to Intervention in Elementary-Middle Math

This multimedia overview explains why states and districts are turning to Response to Intervention (RtI) systems described, including the three instructional tiers and components that are common to...

Overview
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04/17/2014
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