Resource Library: Response to Intervention

National Center Links

Center on Instruction [Literacy, Math, SpEd, ELL]

Center on Innovation & Improvement

Doing What Works [Evidence-Based Practice Guides]

CYFERnet   Children, Youth & Families Education & Research Network

IRIS Center Modules [Behavior, RTI, Administration, Assistive Technology, Diversity, etc.]

National Center on Response to Intervention (NCRTI) RTI Screening, Progress Monitoring & Other Tools (Use their Advanced Search function for best results.)

National Center on Intensive Intervention (NCII). NCII is a national technical assistance center funded by the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). Our mission is to build district and school capacity to support implementation of data-based individualization in reading, mathematics, and behavior for students who require intensive interventions.  Learn more about the National Center on Intensive Intervention at www.IntensiveIntervention.org or email NCII@air.org.

National Center on Student Progress Monitoring [Resources]

RTI Action Network

What Works Clearinghouse

Tools and Resources (National and State)

A Framework for Coherence: College and Career Readiness Standards, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, and Educator Effectiveness

In this Special Issues Brief, we outline a framework for coherence that supports states in connecting these three initiatives by capitalizing on their shared goal: improving instructional quality to enhance educational outcomes for students. Our framework suggests three distinct opportunities to strengthen coherence and alignment across the initiatives:

·         Create a shared focus: College and career readiness standards are an opportunity for state education agencies, educators, and education stakeholders to create a shared focus on instruction that helps all students, including those at risk for poor learning outcomes, to achieve college and career readiness.

·         Create better instructional supports for students: MTSS offers an instructional framework that creates opportunities for students to access college and career readiness instruction through tiers of services and supports that vary in intensity.

·         Create better professional learning supports for teachers: Educator effectiveness systems that provide targeted feedback on standards-based, multi-tiered instruction create opportunities for professional learning and continuous instructional improvement that drive student growth.

RRCP Literature Review: Focus on Achievement Gap in the Areas of Math and Reading. (Docx, 2013) The RRCP  IRC conducted a topical review of the research literature and practitioner guides about the achievement gap and students with disabilities and identified research that 1) described the current status of the achievement gaps and 2) documented solutions and strategies to close the achievement gap specifically with evidence about students with disabilities. The IRC also conducted web research and located related information for eight (8) states: CA, IL, IA, KY, MD, OH, TN and WI. This request also includes guidance from national organizations such as the National Education Agency (NEA). 

District Capacity Assessment (DRAFT DOC, 7/2012) This assessement is intended to help district leadership teams and state professional development providers assess their readiness with elements related to tiered interventions for academics and behavior and implementation science.  

Leadership as a Changing Role in an RtI World (10/2011, PPT). Developed by - Utah Professional, Development Center, Salt Lake City, UT, Dr. George M. Batsche Professor and Co-Director Institute for School Reform Florida Statewide Problem-Solving/RtI Project University of South Florida

RtI Innovations – State Strand  Notes (October 13 & 14, 2011). Highlights State Strand Discussion at the 2011 Rti Innovation Conference.

Bringing RTI to Scale in Oregon: Evolution or Intelligent Design (PPT, September 2011, M. Buenrostro and D. Putnam, Implementation Conversations Webinar)

NCRTI Progress Monitoring General Outcome Measures Tools Chart

NCRTI Progress Monitoring Tools Chart

Fidelity to RTI

Readiness to Implement RTI

RTI for English Language Learners

RTI for Math

School Examples of RTI

Washington's Online The Integrity Rubric for RTI implementation. Anonymous users can click the "Explore RTI Data" link to browse the data that’s been entered so far. Washington launched the system in August 2012 so there may not be a lot of users. If you want to see the actual rubric web form you must create an account. After creating username and email you’ll be able to flip through and see how it actually works. Users click on stars to “rate” – then a comment box opens so they can insert “evidence” for selecting that rating. The optimal browser is Google Chrome. They are working to resolve some bugs when displayed in Internet Explorer. Based on feedback from their July training sessions, they are doing some tweaking to the integrity rubric training modules. The revised modules will be posted once they are made available (sometime after September 10, 2012).

Colorado RtI Fidelity of Implementation Rubrics (PPT, 3/2012, Pereles, D., and Jorgensen, D.) The presentation will provide an overview of tools utilized by Colorado's SPDG Leadership Team, Technical Assistance Coordinators, and participating school sites to generate dialogue concerning RtI fidelity of implementation at the classroom, school, and district levels.

CO RTII Implementation Rubrics Guidebook (PDF, 11/2010)
CO RTI Implementation Rubrics Training (PDF, 1/2011)
CO RTI Implementation Rubric School-Level (PDF)

The RTI Essential Components Integrity Rubric (PDF, 8/2011) and the RTI Essential Components Integrity Worksheet (PDF, 8/2011)were developed by the National Center for Response to Intervention  are for use by individuals responsible for monitoring the school-level fidelity of Response to Intervention (RTI) implementation or for self-appraisal. The rubric and the worksheet are designed to be used together and are aligned with the essential components of RTI.

NOTE: The Integrity Rubric for evaluation of implementation has been used by Washington for two years (since 2010) with their pilot sites. Washington has begun entering the data summer/fall 2012.

RTI Essential Components Integrity Worksheet: Examples of Possible Evidence (DOC, 8/2012). This accompanying resource was developed by Washington's Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).

RTI State Database [Examples of State Implementation]

Early On Michigan {Early Intervention System]

Response to Intervention [University of Tennessee Chattanooga DVD, July 23, 2008]

Virginia RTI Coaching Calendar [Virginia SPDG PPT, Manthey, T. & deFur, S.]

RTI Speech Language Pathologists as Linchpins in Secondary Schools Ehren, B.J., The American Speech-Hearing Association Leader, May 5, 2009]

Wyoming RTI Tier Tracking Data Report [Wyoming SPDG PDF, Shipley, S. & Wagner, S.,  October 14, 2009]

Montana District Data Audit Tool  (PDF, September 2010) As Montana starts the Braiding of RtI and PBIS, this Data Audit Tool has been designed to assist local sites in reviewing & discussing data in the areas of academic achievement, discipline & special education placement over a three year period.

New Hampshire Literacy Universal Team Checklist [DOC]

Illinois ASPIRE Project Evaluation Tools Overview  [PPT, ASPIRE Director Cox, K.October 5 & 6, 2009] An overview of two evaluation tools & data collected on levels of implementation for 2007-2008. The primary focus of the ASPIRE project is reading at the K-3 level.

Illinois ASPIRE Project Problem Solving Fidelity Checklist   [PDF, 2009] Allows external evaluation by ASPIRE regional staff of implementation in school sites. The primary focus of the ASPIRE project is reading at the K-3 level.

Illinois RTI Network. The Self-Assessment of Problem Solving Implementation-School Level (SAPSI-S), 2012-2103, PDF). The Self-Assessment of Problem Solving Implementation-School Level (SAPSI-S) monitors ongoing efforts to establish permanent problem solving procedures, tools, and products and thereby implement a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS).

Illinois RTI Network. The Self-Assessment of Problem Solving Implementation at the District Level (SAPSI-D), 2012-2013, PDF. Purpose and Target Participants: The Self-Assessment of Problem Solving Implementation at the District Level (SAPSI-D) monitors ongoing efforts to establish permanent problem solving procedures, structures, tools and products in the implementation of a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS). The district leadership team should complete the SAPSI-D once each academic year in the spring. The SAPSI-D can, however, be completed more frequently (e.g. once per semester) for the purposes of further district level planning.

Illinois RTI website

RTI Tools [PDF, December 18, 2008]  An RTI Intervention Bank-links to articles, tools, forms, etc. Data bank maintained by Freeman, R. D., Ed.S., Office of Psychological Services, Bartow County School System.

Response to Intervention Progress Monitoring Resources for Grades K-12 [Southeast Comprehensive Center PDF, March 13, 2009]

Supporting Administrators in the implementation of Response to Intervention [MiBLSi PPT, Goodman, S., April 19, 2011]  Description of how the Michigan SPDG has formalized their PD approach for administrators.

Building Leadership Team Response to Intervention Practice Profile [MiBLSi DOC, April 17, 2011]

Pennsylvania Training & Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN ) Resources for Pennsylvania educators & parents.

Tiered Interventions in High Schools: Using Preliminary 'Lessons Learned' to Guide Ongoing Discussion [PDF, May 2010] Developed by National Center on Response to Intervention, National High School Center, & Center on Instructions. This document provides brief snapshots of how eight schools across the country implemented tiered interventions, including the essential components of RTI.

OSPI Efforts Inventory Instructions & Reference Sheet [DOC, October 2010] The purpose of this inventory is to identify those efforts within OSPI [Washington] that are supportive of RTI components.This document was developed in conjunction with the Northwest Regional Comprehensive Center.

Florida Statewide Problem Solving/Response to Intervention Evaluation Tool Technical Assisstance Manual [PDF}

Example - Self-Assessment of Problem Solving Implementation (SAPSI) Administration Summary, 2010-2011 School Year [DOC]

Florida's PS/RtI Project Program Evaluation Website

Florida's PS/RtI Project Year One Evaluation Report

Florida's PS/RtI Project Year Two Evaluation Report

Engaging Parents and Families in Response to Intervention (RTI) 

New Hampshire Family Guide to Response to Intervention (English, PDF, 2011), New Hampshire Family Guide to Response to Intervention (Spanish, PDF, 2011) This was originally created under NH's SIG II grant. In 2011, the booklet was translated into Spanish for posting on their website and dissemination in communities as an activity under their current SPDG.

RTI and Family Engagement: A Construct for Intentionality (PPT, 4/2011). Debra Jennings, Executive Co-Director of Statewide Parent Advocacy Network, an OSEP-funded Parent Program TA Center, provided strategies and best practices as part of a framework for family engagement in RTI.

Parent Involvement and Student Achivement. [PDF, 1997, San Diego County Office of Education]

Essential Components of RTI – A Closer Look at Response to Intervention. [PDF, 4/2010] National Center on Response to Intervention

Explore RtI Stories through a Multimedia Site

This video series was produced with partial funding from the Wisconsin SPDG, as well as funding from the statewide RtI Center and the Wisconsin Educational Communications Board. This video was released in 2011.

Districts, schools, and educators can explore Response to Intervention (RtI) at a new multimedia site, "Wisconsin RtI Stories."

One video on the site introduces viewers to the "Lesson Study" program at McLenegan Elementary in Beloit. A cross-grade-level team of teachers and consultants plan and teach a lesson together, then revise the lesson based on their observations of students' learning.

"The smallest change can make the biggest difference," notes Kasandra Spencer, a teacher at the school.

Each of the four sections of "Wisconsin RtI Stories” offers a video which can be viewed alone or as part of professional development using a provided Conversation Guide.

The sections are:

*          "Getting Started," which explores Wisconsin's vision for RtI

*          "Collaboration," including the Kasandra Spencer quote above

*          "High Quality Instruction," showing how one school responds to individual talents and challenges

*          "Balanced Assessment," profiling how a high school uses a rich mix of data to adjust teaching

Each section includes "Go Deeper" links to related information or "bonus videos" featuring experts or meeting recordings.

"Wisconsin RtI Stories" was produced by the Educational Communications Board  in cooperation with the DPI  and the Wisconsin RtI Center.

RtI and Multi-tiered Models of Intevention PLC Session - Resources and Notes

PRESENTATION: Arkansas’ Comprehensive RTI² Model : Closing The Achievement Gap (CTAG) (PPT, February 2012, J. Gonzales and Susan Friberg

The Arkansas Response-to-Instruction and Intervention (RtI2) Model Implementation Guidebook (PDF, 9/2011)
Integrating Arkansas’ Closing the Achievement Gap and Response-to-Intervention Initiatives: Critical Questions and Answers (PDF, 2011)

DISCUSSION: Organizing RtI Personnel Notes, Recording (December 2011). Rebecca Zumeta facilitated a discussion on how states are organizing their RtI personnel (e.g. in special education, school improvement?).