Campus Wide Resources
- School Leaders’ Planning Checklist for Implementation of an Instructional Decision-making Model
Use this checklist to support the implementation of Response to Intervention on your campus.
- Selecting an Intervention to Meet Students’ Needs: A “How-to” Resource for Educators
Choosing research- or evidence-based interventions is critical; use this resource when seeking intervention programs proven to close the knowledge gaps of students struggling with learning.
- Action Plan Template
Use this template to develop your campus action plan. These instructions describe how to use the template. This guide provides a list of questions to consider when completing your campus action plan.
- Campus Needs Assessment Tool – Behavior
If your focus is on implementing response to intervention in the area of behavior, use the Campus Needs Assessment Tool – Behavior to help your campus identify needs and develop a plan for improving behavior outcomes. A printer-friendly version is available.
- Campus Needs Assessment Tool – Mathematics
For campuses implementing response to intervention in the area of mathematics, the Campus Needs Assessment Tool – Mathematics is designed to help your campus identify needs and develop a plan for improving mathematics outcomes. A printer-friendly version is available.
- Campus Needs Assessment Tool – Reading
Use this guide to help your campus identify needs and develop a plan for strengthening your reading instruction. A printer-friendly version is also available.
- Connecting Elementary and Secondary Campuses with Online Resources to Support Implementation of Response to Intervention
This module was originally shared as part of a webcast and showcases free, practical, online resources supporting RTI implementation. It follows the organization of the Response to Intervention Implementation Flowchart. This document contains direct links to free resources using the framework of the flowchart.
- Commonly Requested Professional Development Topics
To help anticipate professional development needs, review this resource. It is an record of professional development requests made by the Spotlight 3-Tier campuses to support their implementation efforts.
- Effective Instructional Practices
This page includes a presentation on features of effective instruction, as well as other resources to support the implementation of effective instructional practices across content areas, as well as in the area of behavior. Information on effective practices for English language learners is also included.
- Finding Time: Building Schedules to Implement RTI (one CPE)
This module is for teachers, grade level teams, and campus leadership teams in elementary schools implementing RTI. In it, we’ll explore answers to the questions, “How do we find the time for the interventions that students need to close learning gaps?” and “When do teachers find time to collaborate and plan interventions?”
- Gearing Up for Implementation of Response to Intervention: A “To Do” List for School Leaders
Originally shared as part of a webcast, this presentation is to assist school leaders preparing to implement a Response to Intervention, or RTI, framework to reduce learning difficulties at their schools.
- Instructional Decision-making Procedures: Ensuring Appropriate Instruction for Struggling Students In Grades K-12
Revised in 2014 to reflect changes in federal and state legislation, this guide provides campus-based administrators and educators with procedures for ensuring appropriate instruction for students struggling with reading, mathematics, and behavior, and for students who are English language learners (ELL). Educators and school teams can use the procedures in this booklet to identify effective instructional practices and interventions to reduce referrals to special education. Administrators and educators can also use the information gathered from implementing these procedures to document how a student responded to interventions when special education eligibility is being considered.
- Instructional Walkthrough Tools
The three observation checklists can be used to support effective instruction. They focus on explicit instruction, using grouping for instruction, and scaffolding to support student learning.
- 2014 Prevention Resource Guide: Making Meaningful Connections
A product of a collaboration among many organizations, including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Children’s Bureau and the FRIENDS National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention, this resource provides strategies to support communities in their efforts to prevent child abuse and promote well-being.
- American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: Using ARRA Funds Provided Through Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to Drive School Reform and Improvement
This document, produced by the U.S. Department of Education, provides suggestions on how American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds may be used to support IDEA Part B, including an RTI framework.
- Co-Teaching A How To Guide: Guidelines for Co-Teaching in Texas
The Guidelines were developed to provide non-regulatory, best practice guidance to schools in Texas regarding designing and implementing effective co-teaching models for delivery of specially designed instruction to students who receive special education services. Listen as Dawn White, State Lead, Access to the General Curriculum (AGC) Network, describes the content of this resource in this overview.
- Get Started with RTI
This section of the RTI Network Web site focuses on the necessary steps for developing a building-level plan for successful implementation of RTI.
- Institute of Education Sciences
This site provides research-based resources supporting data-driven improvement; quality teaching; as as literacy, math and science instruction. There are resources supporting the early childhood years through high school.
- Institute of Education Sciences What Works Clearinghouse Practice Guides
The practice guide, Using Student Achievement Data to Support Instructional Decision Making, provides a framework for using student achievement data to support instructional decision making, including how to adapt lessons or assignments in response to students’ needs, and how to alter classroom goals or objectives or modify student-grouping arrangements. Assisting Students Struggling with Mathematics: Response to Intervention (RTI) for Elementary and Middle Schools provides information to support educators working with students struggling with math while Assisting Students Struggling with Reading: Response to Intervention (RTI) and Multi-Tier Intervention in the Primary Grades supports the area of reading. Dropout Prevention is for use by educators addressing the challenge of reducing the dropout rate. Improving Adolescent Literacy: Effective Classroom and Intervention Practices, an IES practice guide from the What Works Clearinghouse, provides five recommendations for strengthening literacy skills in adolescents.
- Meeting the Needs of Significantly Struggling Learners in High School: A Look at Tiered Interventions for High School Struggling Learners
This article, written by Helen Duffy from the American Institute of Research, provides a definition of RTI and discusses the implications of implementing RTI at the high school level.
- Monitoring the Progress of the Response to Intervention Movement: A Leadership Forum
Held in Washington, D.C., the Monitoring the Progress of the Response to Intervention Movement: A Leadership Forum brought together nationally renowned leaders to discuss Response to Intervention – successes, challenges, unanswered questions – and also offer some recommendations for possible solutions. You can access videos of the keynote presentations and panels to learn more about the issues, practices, and implementation sites discussed.
- National Center for Learning Disabilities’ video What Is Response to Intervention (RTI)?
In this video, Judy Elliott, Ph.D., former chief academic officer for Los Angeles Unified School District, succinctly describes RTI.
- National Center on Intensive Intervention
Funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs, the National Center on Intensive Intervention provides resources and other information on intervention, including progress monitoring.
- Position Statement on Determination of Specific Learning Disabilities
The National Center for Learning Disabilities has published a position statement on the determination of specific learning disabilities.
- Realizing the Potential of RTI Podcasts
The RTI Action Network features podcasts focusing on the potential of RTI. One podcast focuses on the value of response to intervention. Two others answer the question “Does RTI speed or delay identification of a learning disability?”
- Response to Intervention and English Learners
The Center for Research on the Educational Achievement and Teaching of English Language Learners (CREATE) has developed this brief to outline how the tiered structure of RTI can be implemented as an effective technique for teaching English learners who are having difficulty making academic progress.
- Response to Intervention Blueprints for Implementation: School Building Level
The National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) and the Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE) have developed this tool for campuses to use to guide them through the process of implementing RTI at the school building level.
- Response to Intervention in Middle Schools: Considerations for Implementation
This module, by the National Center on Response to Intervention, focuses on RTI implementation, essential components, practices, and considerations at the middle school level.
- RTI for English Language Learners: Appropriately Using Screening and Progress Monitoring Tools to Improve Instructional Outcomes
This brief provides a framework for using Response to Intervention with students who are English Language Learners from Hispanic backgrounds and includes a case study.
- RTI Framework Integrity Rubric and Worksheet
These two tools are designed to be used together by individuals responsible for monitoring school-level fidelity of Response to Intervention (RTI) implementation.
- RTI Scheduling Processes for Middle Schools
The National Center on Response to Intervention provides this webinar to address scheduling concerns when implementing RTI at the middle school level.
- U.S. Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education answers questions on response to intervention and early intervening services. Listen to Lou Danielson and Larry Wexler from the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) discuss provisions relating to early intervening services and RTI.
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