Screen all students for potential math difficulties and monitor their progress.
The first step in RtI is universal student screening so schools can systematically identify those at risk for math difficulties. Accurate identification of at-risk students requires efficient, reliable, and valid measures of the most important math objectives. Because no one assessment is perfectly reliable, schools are encouraged to use multiple screening measures, including state assessment results. Once students needing intervention have been identified, regular progress monitoring is essential to determine if supplemental instruction is meeting their learning needs or if regrouping is necessary.