Myth: An evaluation for an Individualized Education Program (IEP) cannot take place during the RTI process.   

Truth: The RTI process cannot be used to delay or deny an evaluation for eligibility under Individuals with Disabilities Education improvement Act (IDEA) for an IEP.

Supporting Resources:

*The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has expanded the system for response to intervention (RTI) to a more comprehensive multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS). 

Kentucky’s Multi-Tiered System of Supports (KyMTSS) is defined as a multi-level prevention system to support student achievement and social-emotional behavioral competencies through an integration of differentiated core instruction, assessment and intervention.