Skip to main content
California Department of Education Logo

SAP Bulletin 6: Rtl2

Student Assistance Programs (SAPs) Bulletin 6 Response to Instruction and Intervention (RtI2) is designed to support school administrators and personnel, non-profit organizations, and agencies who are involved with SAPs.

Student Assistance Programs: Helping to Close the Achievement Gap


What do we do when a student is not engaged in instruction or there are obvious barriers to learning? Most teachers try to intervene and assist the student. However, teachers may need help to determine just what kind of instruction and intervention is needed. Response to Instruction and Intervention (RtI2), a "screening process" that helps teachers decide what kind of aid is most appropriate, starts instruction and intervention right in the classroom by using a logical structure to address students’ needs and allocate precious resources.

How a Student Assistance Program Can Help

The team collaboration in the Student Assistance Program (SAP) helps school personnel determine which instructional resources should be used first to implement the RtI2. SAPs provide a process for teachers to identify the source of a problem and take steps to resolve the problem within the classroom. SAPs allow school professionals to discuss when student interventions are needed based on a cycle of inquiry and data analysis. The early classroom instructions and interventions are then assessed regularly to see whether they are working. SAPs provide a structure for case management and feedback so teachers can continually collaborate with other professionals and respond to students’ needs.

Questions: Hilva Chan | | 916-319-0194 
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Share this Page

Related Content

  • Response to Instruction & Intervention
    A general education approach of high quality instruction, early intervention, and prevention and behavioral strategies for Response to Instruction and Intervention (RtI2).

Recently Posted in Health

  • Certified Tobacco Free Schools (PDF) (added 25-Sep-2015)
    A list, by county, of certified school districts and county offices of education that meet the California Health and Safety Code Tobacco Free Schools requirements.