Evaluation Of Intervention ( Rti ) Approach From Early Childhood Education
Research tells us that early preparation for literacy skills and language development leads
to success with formal readiness instruction. A rich literacy curriculum can highlight several
skills such as auditory discrimination, letter recognition, phonological and phonemic awareness.
Using a response to intervention (RTI) approach in preschool programs can be beneficial
towards achieving language and early literacy goals. Effective instruction must include
fundamental criteria to ensure a strong foundation in language and reading development. An
agency that can administer a developmentally appropriate curriculum with such criteria can
sustain a beneficial RTI outcome.
Literature Review and research question/hypothesis
Extensive research has been done to determine how primary instruction in early
education programs can have an effect on a child’s development. The authors’ goal of this
research was to measure children’s achievement using the RTI curriculum in various programs.
The sample included children in Pre-K, Head Start, Title 1, and Private-Tuition programs. The
children were assigned into three tiers (Tiers 1, 2, and 3) based on their performance level at the
beginning of the school year. Three research questions were proposed in regards to performance
based on the tier group and program (Greenwood, Carta, Atwater, Goldstein, Kaminski, &