I want to stress here that the state RTI2 manual is a guideline. Exceptions can be made. Exceptions need to be made. Not every child fits into the box and making a child wait a full year to show very little progress is not fair to that student. I recently sat in a class about RTI2 and the presenter stated, we can see if a child isn't going to make progress after 4 data points. 4! We don't need to wait 32 weeks. We just don't.
Here is my speech. It starts 20 seconds in.
Knox County School Board RTI reality