RtI is for ALL children and ALL educators. It is a process for achieving higher levels of academic and behavioral success for all students. The three essential elements of high quality instruction, balanced assessment and collaboration interact within a multi-level system of support to provide structures that increase the potential for achievement. 

Success for RtI lies within the classroom through collaboration. Implementation of a multi-level system of support includes meaningful family involvement, data-based decision making and effective leadership. Comprehensive RtI implementation will contribute to increased instructional quality, equitable access to high-quality and effective programming and will assist with the identification and support of learners with varied abilities and needs.

Culturally responsive practices are central to an effective RtI system and are evident within each of the essential elements. In a multi-level system of support, schools employ these elements of RtI at varying levels of intensity, based upon student responsiveness to instruction and intervention.