• Using Research to Inform Literacy Instruction: Do Children Learn to Read Naturally?

    Online professional development module addressing the question: “I think learning to read is like learning to speak. It’s developed through a process that all children naturally go through. Isn’t this correct?”

  • Using Research to Inform Literacy Instruction: How Should We Teach Students to Read Unknown Words?

    Online professional development module addressing the question: “How Should We Teach Students to Read Unknown Words?" 

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    With more than 600 resources available, we’ve made it easier for you to find them! Use the search bar (above) or the Resources menu (to the left) and enjoy exploring.  

    The site was updated in early November, 2016 so please let us know if you can't find an item or if you find a broken link. Please send an email to info@buildingRTI.utexas.org if you find something unexpected.

  • Using Research to Inform Literacy Instruction: What Do We Know About “Balanced” Literacy?

    Online professional development module addressing the question: “What Do We Know About “Balanced” Literacy?” 

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The Building RTI Capacity for Implementation in Texas Schools project is part of the Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk (MCPER) within the College of Education at the University of Texas at Austin. Funded by the Texas Education Agency for more than 10 years, we promote evidence-based practices and resources to build Texas schools’ capacity for implementing Response to Intervention (RTI). Our goal is to help schools use RTI to increase student achievement by reducing the number of students with learning and behavior difficulties.

Our team creates and disseminates information, resources, and tools to enhance instructional decision-making in the areas of reading, mathematics, and behavior. An additional focus is promoting the success of students in foster care.

Explore our website to find resources to enhance RTI implementation on your campus. You’ll find information, instructional strategies, and tools for campus leaders, teachers, interventionists, student evaluation personnel, counselors, and parents—all the stakeholders who support student success in your school.