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Response to Intervention (RtI)

Why is this topic important?

Response to Intervention (RtI) is a decision making process intended to provide early and more systematic intervention an monitoring in the general education setting. It involves good instruction in the classroom, followed by screening of students to identify those in need of more support. Students who don't respond well in the general education curriculum are then provided with increasingly intensive interventions matched to their needs. The idea was articulated in IDEA and other federal funding as a way to ensure the educational system is responsive to the needs of all learners.

What resources can we suggest?

What states are doing with RtI

pdf  State Policies and Procedures and Selected Local Implementation Practices in
  Response to Intervention in the Six Southeast Region States

webinar Using Research to Strengthen Response to Intervention in Georgia webinar series


 Leading for Learning presentation by Alexa Posny, Kansas Commissioner of Education

presentation Response to Intervention: The Mississippi Experience presentation by Kris Kaase,
        Deputy State Superintendent, Mississippi

SERVE web page Connecting Research to Practice: Response to Intervention and English Language Learners web page.

A summary of research-based suggestions for RtI processes in reading

pdf IES Practice Guide: Assisting Students Struggling with Reading: Response to Intervention
(RtI) and Multi-Tier Intervention in the Primary Grades

A summary of research-based suggestions for RtI processes in math

pdf  IES Practice Guide: Assisting Students Struggling with Mathematics: Response to Intervention
  (RtI) for Elementary and Middle Schools

Researcher perspective: Issues in implementing RtI

presentation RtI: The Possibilities and Questions presentation by Professor, Rollando O'Conner,
       University of California-Riverside

presentation  What do We Know about Assessing and Improving Intervention Fidelity presentation by
       Senior Scientist, Joseph Witt, Isteep Learning

Additional research on RtI Interventions

presentation  Secondary Level Intervention presentation by Michael Hock, Center for Research
         on Learning, University of Kansas

presentation  Response to Intervention: What the research tells us about the effective interventions
         for English Language Learners presentation
by Cara Richards,
        California State University, Long Beach


Website  Center on Instruction

Website  Education Commission of States

Website  National Association of State Directors of Special Education 

website  National Center on Response to Intervention

PDF  National Association of School Psychologists: List of State and District RTI Initiatives, 
  Models, and Resources

PDF  Learning Point Associates/Great Lakes West Comprehensive Assistance Center RTI
  Resource Guide (includes list of various state RtI websites)



RTI Conference logo

SERVE Center web page   View resources from the REL-SE
   National Conference on Response to 
         Intervention (RTI)

 Response to InterventionState Policies and Procedures and Selected Local Implementation Practices in Response to Intervention in the Six Southeast Region States 

This report describes how six state education agencies and three local education agencies in the Southeast Region are adopting and implementing Response to Intervention-an education approach designed to provide effective, evidence-based interventions for struggling learners.

PDF icon View the full report