I'm exciting to be contributing a series on RTI² over at Bluff City Ed and invite you to check it out.
For those who don't know what RTI² is - and that's most people, really - think of it as a support system for struggling students. It's the extra help, called interventions, that about 15-20% of kids need.
Sixteen scholars entered our school in 6th grade this year as non-readers. Non-readers, meaning they did not even have a grasp on basic letter-sound correspondence. That’s over 15% of our population, which is consistent with what we saw last year. Obviously, there’s a problem when so many kids go through six years of elementary school without learning how to read.
This is a big reason why, about a year ago, Tennessee announced an exciting new education reform initiative, RTI².
To learn more about RTI² and how it can benefit kids like our non-readers, hop over to Bluff City Ed to read more.