An effective Response to Intervention (RTI) solution
for K-5 math.

Aha!Math is a web-delivered, supplemental math curriculum that provides all the components of RTI in a single, cost-effective solution and delivers early, effective assistance to improve students’ math skills.

High quality, early interventions change student outcomes

Response to Intervention (RTI) is a multi-step approach to providing services and interventions to struggling learners. RTI allows for early intervention by providing academic and behavioral supports rather than waiting for a child to fail before offering help.

RTI is a process designed to help schools focus on high quality, early interventions while monitoring student progress. The information gained from an RTI process is used by school personnel and parents to adapt instruction and to determine the educational needs of the child.

RTI is being widely adopted nationally. Many early adopters are reporting improved outcomes in student learning. Some research shows impressive improvement in Annual Yearly Progress for schools where RTI has been implemented with fidelity.*

RTI was originally designed to identify and assist at-risk or moderate risk students. And, while RTI remains an excellent choice for special education intervention and for helping struggling learners, increasingly, schools are recognizing that RTI can accelerate learning for all students.

Designed to give every student the opportunity to succeed

The RTI theory is simple:

  1. Assess all students
  2. Identify learning gaps
  3. Provide individualized instruction when students need it

Using our RTI process you can know exactly how students are performing against standards and which curriculum items to assign next to address learning gaps. Use data to inform and adapt instruction. Give your students just the right instruction at the right time. Provide targeted interventions and a safety net for struggling learners. Monitor progress over time. Accelerate progress.

  • Identify at risk students, learning gaps and learning opportunities
  • Prescribe targeted activities
  • Differentiate instruction for groups and individuals
  • Address gaps and accelerate progress
  • Keep and track data over time
  • Adapt instruction as needed
  • Improve student outcomes

*Spectrum K12 RTI Survey 2011

The National Association of School Psychiatrists (NASP) defines the elements of RTI as follows:

"Response to Intervention" refers to a process that emphasizes how well students respond to changes in instruction. The essential elements of an RTI approach are: providing scientific, research-based instruction and interventions in general education; monitoring and measuring student progress in response to the instruction and interventions; and using these measures of student progress to shape instruction and make educational decisions. A number of leading national organizations and coalition groups, including the National Research Center on Learning Disabilities and the 14 organizations forming the 2004 Learning Disabilities (LD) Roundtable coalition, have outlined the core features of an RTI process as follows:

  • High quality, research-based instruction and behavioral support in general education.
  • Universal (school-wide or district-wide) screening of academics and behavior in order to determine which students need closer monitoring or additional interventions.
  • Multiple tiers of increasingly intense scientific, research-based interventions that are matched to student need.
  • Use of a collaborative approach by school staff for development, implementation, and monitoring of the intervention process.
  • Continuous monitoring of student progress during the interventions, using objective information to determine if students are meeting goals.
  • Follow-up measures providing information that the intervention was implemented as intended and with appropriate consistency.
  • Documentation of parent involvement throughout the process.
  • Documentation that any special education evaluation timelines specified in IDEA 2004 and in the state regulations are followed
  • unless both the parents and the school team agree to an extension.

From:
Response to Intervention (RTI):
A Primer for Parents
© 2007, National Association of School Psychologists,
4340 EastWest Highway, Suite 402, Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 657-0270, www.nasponline.org.

Response to Intervention (RTI)

Response to Intervention (RTI) is an array of procedures that can be used to determine if and how students respond to specific changes in instruction. RTI provides an improved process and structure for school teams in designing, implementing, and evaluating educational interventions.

Universal Screening

Universal Screening is a step taken by school personnel early in the school year to determine which students are "at risk" for not meeting grade level standards or those who have behavioral or emotional problems that may interfere with their learning. Universal screening can be accomplished by reviewing recent results of state tests, or by administering an academic or behavioral screening test to all students in a given grade level. Those students whose test scores or screening results fall below a certain cut-off are identified as needing more specialized academic or behavioral interventions.

Student Progress Monitoring

Student Progress Monitoring is a scientifically based practice that is used to frequently assess students’ academic performance and evaluate the effectiveness of instruction. Progress monitoring procedures can be used with individual students or an entire class.

Scientific, Research-Based Instruction

Scientific, Research-Based Instruction refers to specific curricula and educational interventions that have been proven to be effective—that is, the research has been reported in scientific, peer-reviewed journals.


From:
Response to Intervention (RTI):
A Primer for Parents
© 2007, National Association of School Psychologists,
4340 EastWest Highway, Suite 402, Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 657-0270, www.nasponline.org.

Made for each other

Aha!Math includes all the tools you need to implement a complete RTI solution:

  • Screening & benchmark assessments
  • Math curriculum for RTI intervention
  • Prescriptive assignments
  • Tools for differentiating instruction
  • Progress monitoring
  • Reports to document student growth and demonstrate the RTI process

Aha!Math can be used within all tiers of an RTI Model: Core as supplemental material, Strategic, and Intensive.

District Benefits

Aha!Math's diagnostic assessments identify at-risk students and locate achievement gaps. Prescriptive instruction enables districts to address the identified learning gaps faster and earlier in the education process. Progress monitoring tools provide longitudinal data. Reports provide clear views into student performance and help to improve student achievement. These reports are also valuable to districts for their ability to document the RTI process. This can be helpful when talking with teachers, parents, media, funding sources and more.

Teacher Benefits

Aha!Math with RTI helps you identify and address learning gaps-early — while while reducing your time commitment.

Aha!Math assessments can be used for screening, diagnostic assessment and for progress monitoring. Screening determines if students are at grade level. Our diagnostic assessments provide very specific information about student needs. Our prescription tools quickly and efficiently use this diagnostic assessment data to recommend curriculum that targets your students' specific needs. Our progress monitoring and reports help you see where you need to focus energy and track progress.

All these elements together in a single tool make the entire RTI process more efficient, easier for teachers to act on, and much more practical for classroom application.

Generate customized and personalized learning plans quickly

Manually designing effective individual learning plans is time consuming. Collaboration between interventionists, when required, and core teachers is essential but communication can be unclear and time consuming as well.

Aha!Math accelerates the creation of individual learning plans. In the Learning.com digital learning environment, Aha!Math helps differentiate instruction, identify targeted, appropriate resources and create cohesive learning plans that include core instruction and intervention. And, Aha!Math helps align instructional vision—and build agreement—for teachers and interventionists.