In the Bemidji Area Schools, the Response to Intervention (RtI) framework guides the screening and diagnostic assessment processes.  All students in Grades K through 7 are screened in reading and math (beginning in the 2012-2013 school year) three times yearly using assessments provided by the AIMSweb System.  Students who do not meet the target benchmarks on these assessments may be given diagnostic assessments to uncover specific student intervention needs.  During the intervention process, teachers administer progress monitoring assessments to determine how interventions are working.  Parents are informed of test results at all steps of the instructional assessment process.  For information about the Response to Intervention framework, please review the RTI Parent Guide or the RtI School Staff Guide.