Kentucky System of Intervention (KSI)

Published: 10/18/2012 7:52 AM

The KSI is a framework for providing systematic, comprehensive services to address academic and behavioral needs for all students, preschool through grade 12. 


Although KSI incorporates a 3-tier model, schools may configure a framework with 4 or more tiers of intervention based on their available resources. Practitioners should understand a framework becomes more complex with the addition of tiers. More information on the tier system may be found on our KSI Tier Description page.


The KDE has developed a guidance document, A Guide to the Kentucky System of Interventions, to provide resources in planning and decision making as districts and schools develop a system of interventions to meet the needs of all students.

​Note: KDE is currently looking for model KSI/RtI sites. Go to the Model Site page for more information.

April Pieper
Office of Next-Generation Learners
Division of Learning Services
500 Mero Street, 19th Floor CPT
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4970
Fax (502) 564-6721