The University of Texas at Austin


2014–2015 Building Capacity for Response to Intervention (RTI) Project

  • What is Response to Intervention

  • What is Response to Intervention

This 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 (TEA), the project’s goal is to build capacity for Texas schools to implement Response to Intervention (RTI) as a means for improving student achievement, reducing the number of students with learning difficulties, and reducing disproportionality.

The project focuses on disseminating information, resources, and tools designed to enhance the use of an instructional decision-making model for RTI in the areas of reading, mathematics, and behavior. This year, additional activities focus on promoting the success of students in foster care.

Web site resources address steps for campus-level RTI implementation, from conducting a campus needs assessment, developing an action plan, promoting teacher collaboration, designing differentiated instruction and intervention, to answering parents’ questions.

Major activities for the 2014-2015 Building Capacity for Response to Intervention (RTI) Implementation project include:

  • Disseminating the Campus RTI-Progress Monitoring Tool (RTI-PMT);
  • Creating free online professional development modules and resources;
  • Collaborating with TEA and the Regional Education Service Centers to disseminate information and provide venues for Texas school leaders and stakeholders, including foster care service providers; and
  • Promoting use of RTI as a means for school improvement, especially in districts that are targeting disproportionality