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Response to Intervention (RTI) is a 3-tier framework used to identify and help struggling learners — before they fail. The core elements include high-quality instruction in all classrooms; instruction and interventions matched to students’ needs; the gathering of data to see how each student is progressing; and careful use of that data to shape day-to-day instruction. Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) focuses on the “whole child” — providing supports for the behavioral, social, and emotional needs of students in addition to academics.