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 Teaching and Learning
Division of Learning Services
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4970
Fax (502) 564-6470