• Welcome to our website!

    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 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 Design Content-area Instruction: A Lesson Framework for Building Vocabulary, Fluency, and Comprehension
    Using Research to Design Content-area Instruction: A Lesson Framework for Building Vocabulary, Fluency, and Comprehension

    Online module that discusses using research findings in designing content-area lessons. It focuses on the importance of vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension in everyday instruction.

  • A Resource for Student Evaluation Personnel in Schools Implementing Response to Intervention (RTI) (Revised)
    A Resource for Student Evaluation Personnel in Schools Implementing Response to Intervention (RTI) (Revised)

    Revised in 2018 to reflect legislation related to parental notice, this booklet provides information and tools related to RTI and special education, collaborating for effective interventions, and using data to make intervention decisions.

  • Is grade retention an effective intervention?
    Is grade retention an effective intervention?

    Online professional development model exploring the topic of grade retention, including why students are retained, risk factors for retention, short-term and long-term outcomes for students who are retained, and alternatives to retention. 

  • RTI and Parent Involvement
    RTI and Parent Involvement

    Online professional development model designed to help educators understand parent notification requirements when a child receives intervention, particularly in a school that is implementing a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) or response-to-intervention (RTI) framework.

Welcome to our website, the hardest working member of our project team!

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.