What is RTI2-B?

RTI2-B stands for Response to Instruction and Intervention for Behavior. RTI2-B helps schools create a positive culture for students and staff with the goal of improving academic and behavioral outcomes for ALL students. All of these efforts require a shared commitment school-wide to teach and reinforce positive behavior. It also involves adopting an optimistic view that all students can learn appropriate behavior if sufficient and supportive opportunities to learn are provided. Furthermore, student and staff contributions to the school create a positive and proactive way to acknowledge, engage, and respect all stakeholders.

The purpose of RTI2-B is to empower educators to equip all students with the opportunity to meet high expectations regarding behavior and the support to reach every student. Also, students, families, and educators can work together to develop and contribute to a shared school vision. Tennessee Behavior Supports Project can help schools meet that goal.

Educator Roles in RTI2-B

  • Implement the RTI²-B framework (model school-wide expectations, teach school-wide expectations, acknowledge students for meeting expectations)
  • Provide feedback to RTI²-B Leadership Team
  • Participate in school and community RTI²-B events
  • Implement whole-class, small-group, and individualized supports to help all students be successful
  • Use effective classroom management practices to help enhance Tier I in the classroom setting

Benefits of RTI2-B

  • Improves school climate
  • Reduces problem behaviors
  • Reduces office discipline referrals, suspensions, and expulsions
  • Increases time for academic instruction
  • Improves student achievement
  • Improves student attendance
  • Increases parent, student, and staff satisfaction
  • Reduces staff turnover
  • Reduces bullying behaviors

(Horner et al., 2014)