District 63's mission is "Empowering All Students to Succeed in a Changing World." Achieving this mission requires:
To meet these goals -- and to improve academic and behavioral outcomes for all students -- Response to Intervention (RTI) and Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) programs are embedded in the system. Both enable early identification and support of students with academic and behavior needs.
- Meeting the needs of every student through the alignment of curriculum, instruction, and assessment within an integrated, differentiated system.
- A safe school environment with behavioral expectations for all students.
Within District 63, our approach to RTI is termed "Response to Instruction." RTI and PBIS use data -- and monitoring of student achievement -- to make decisions that meet the needs of each child.
The Three Components of RTI and PBIS
The Problem Solving Process
A team approach that uses the expertise of all staff to develop, lead, and evaluate instructional systems and interventions.
The Data Collection System
Teachers collect data and chart student performance to monitor progress and guide decision making.The Three-Tier Instruction Model
- Tier 1: Core instruction for all students that includes differentiation.
- Tier 2: Providing some students with additional practice, in addition to core instruction. Small group interventions may occur in or out of the classroom.
- Tier 3: Intensive intervention conducted in small groups or individually