Improving Goal Setting and Curriculum Development in Response to Intervention (RtI): Guided Collaboration Between General Education Teachers and Academic Intervention Specialists.

Response to intervention (RtI) is intended to support educational institutions and classroom educators in providing additional, targeted instruction to struggling students. Many schools across the country have adopted this framework as a means to close the achievement gap (Hernandez Finch, 2012; Fuchs & Fuchs, 2007). However, if interventions are not planned according to individual student needs and followed through consistently in the classroom and small group intervention settings, students can remain stuck in cycles of intervention without making needed growth (Fuchs & Fuchs, 2007; Fountas & Pinell, 2012).

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