Superintendent Vision and Goals Contact Resources
Compliance Fiscal Nursing Operations School Support Services Support Unit East
Administrator Instructional Video Library Counseling K12 Educational Technology Elementary Literacy English Language Development Mathematics Response to Instruction & Intervention Secondary Literacy Social Studies
LD 4 Schools Map of Schools Zone of Choice
Parent Reps Parent Unit
Local District 4 Linked Learning Initiative Work-Based Learning Video Library PBL
Multilingualism Biliteracy Awards White Paper
Home Page Logo

Problem-Solving Process


Problem solving lies at the heart of RtI2. It goes beyond fulfilling procedural requirements and checklists to taking a close look at what is actually happening schoolwide, in the classroom, or with individual students or groups of students, and then making informed decisions about the steps to take to improve student learning. The problem solving process (PSP) is a cycle of inquiry that considers four data-based questions:

  1. What is the problem?
  2. Why is it occurring?
  3. What are we going to do about it?
  4. Is it working?

Using the PSP ensures that all factors (curriculum, pedagogy, school and classroom environment, expectations) have been thoroughly examined and analyzed, and that decisions regarding instructional modifications are based on relevant evidence.