Response to Intervention (RTI)

RTI is built on the idea of intervening early to prevent failure and to maximize the effectiveness of grade level curriculum and instruction. It is not an initiative or program, but rather a framework for providing high quality curriculum and instruction to all students and intervention support for some students. The National Center on Response to Intervention (NCRTI) believes that comprehensive RTI Implementation will contribute to more meaningful identification of learning and behavioral problems, improve instructional quality, provide all students with the best opportunities to succeed in school, and assist with the identification of learning disabilities and other disabilities.




The RTI process is a multi-step approach schools use to provide struggling students services and interventions at increasing levels of intensity. At each tier, the progress of each student is progress-monitored. The results of this monitoring as well as other information are used to make decisions about the need for further research based instruction and interventions.

The RTI process offers earlier, more relevant help for students at risk for learning disabilities, and provides school staff with critical information about the instructional needs of the students, which can be used to create effective educational interventions.



Child Find Notice

Pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the District has a duty to identify, refer, evaluate and if eligible, provide a free, appropriate public education to disabled students. For additional information about the rights of parents of eligible children, or for answers to any questions you might have about identification, evaluation, and placement into Section 504 programs, please contact the Program Director of Student Intervention Services, Nicole Johns, at 832-386-1160, or by mail at 14705 Woodforest Blvd, Houston, Texas 77015.


Assurance of Nondiscrimination

The Galena Park Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, or disability in providing education services, activities, and programs, including vocational programs, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964, as amended;Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.