Response to Intervention (RtI) is a multi-tiered approach designed to promote early identification and provide support to students with academic and behavioral needs. The RtI process begins with high-quality instruction and universal screening of all children in the general education classroom. Struggling learners are provided with interventions at increasing levels of intensity to accelerate their rate of learning. These services are provided by a variety of personnel, including teachers, trained paraprofessionals, support staff, and intervention specialists. Progress is closely monitored to assess both the learning rate and level of performance of individual students. Educational decisions regarding the intensity and duration of interventions are based on individual student response to instruction. RtI data is used when making decisions in both general education and special education, creating a well-integrated system of instruction and intervention guided by child outcome data.