RMC Research offers materials and resources on (a) effective instruction within a Response to Intervention framework and (b) implementation of the RTI framework at the state, district, and local levels.
Additionally, an RTI Classification Tool and Resource Locator (RTI CTRL) is available to conduct in-depth searches for resources pertaining to specific RTI topic areas and stages of RTI implementation at the school, district and state levels. This tool can be accessed by going to www.rtictrl.org. A self-assessment tool for use by states to determine their level of RTI implementation and a subsequent listing of recommended resources is also available at this site.
Tiered Interventions in High Schools: Using Preliminary Lessons Learned to Guide Ongoing Discussion
This collaborative report from the Center on Instruction, the National High School Center, and the National Center on Response to Intervention, summarizes what the High School Tiered Interventions Initiative (HSTII) has learned about effective implementation of RTI in high schools.
Conversations with Practitioners: Supporting State-level Collaboration among General and Special Educators
This document is the third resource of a series of Conversations with Practitioners, based on a working group of state-level and regional comprehensive center staff which collaborated on a project designed to learn how state departments of education, along with their RCCs, are support an RTI framework.
Conversations with Practitioners: Current Practice in Statewide RTI Implementation - Recommendations and Frequently Asked Questions
This document summarizes findings from a Center on Instruction meeting of eight states and respective RCCs to identify important implementation considerations and recommended technical assistance strategies at the state level.
RTI CTRL: Response to Intervention Classification Tool and Resource Locator
This resource contains both a web-based self-assessment and resource filtering tool that SEAs can use to determine their level of RTI implementation, and find resources that are relevant to their needs.
Implementing Response to Intervention: Practices and Perspectives from Five Schools - Frequently Asked Questions
This document describes the school-level implementation of RTI at five schools with particular focus on instruction and the implementation of effective practices.
RTI Implementer Series Module 1: Screening
This resource covers basic information on screening, assessments used within an RTI framework, and the necessary skills needed to use screening data to identify students at risk, to conduct basic data analysis using screening data, and to establish a screening process.
A Systematic Approach to Implementing Response to Intervention in Three Colorado High Schools
This resource discusses four aspects that are recommended to support response to intervention (RTI) efforts at the state, district and school levels, including leadership, data-based decision making, interventions, and professional development.
Prevent Dropout with an Early Warning System
This resource provides an overview of the Early Warning System tool and process, which is designed to support students who are at risk of dropping out of school with both school-wide strategies and targeted interventions.
Response to Intervention (RTI) in Early Childhood: Building Consensus on the Defining Features
This resource provides a clear overview of the RTI framework and the feasibility of implementing tiered instruction and intervention in early childhood learning environments.
The Response to Intervention KnowledgeBase, developed by The Mid-Continent Comprehensive Center (MC3) in collaboration with national technical assistance centers, including the Center on Instruction, consultants, institutes of higher education and state departments of education, is an online resource supporting educators in understanding and implementing the response to intervention (RTI) model.
Baseline Analyses of SIG Applications and SIG-Eligible and SIG-Awarded Schools
This baseline report provides an overview of the state policies and practices for SIG implementation as well as a description of the first round of SIG awards made to LEAs and SIG-eligible schools. The report focuses on two key questions: (1) What SIG-related policies and practices do states intend to implement based on their SIG applications? (2) What are the characteristics of SIG-eligible and SIG-awarded schools? The report is divided into four sections, organized to mirror the flow of SIG funds as they are disbursed from the federal government to states and then from states to districts and schools. To access this report, click here.
RTI for ELLs: Appropriately Using Screening and Progress Monitoring Tools to Improve Instructional Outcomes
This brief provides a framework for using Response to Intervention (RTI) with students who are English Language Learners from Hispanic backgrounds.
Processes & Challenges in Identifying Learning Disabilities among Students Who Are ELLs in 3 New York State Districts
This report examines practices and challenges in the processes applied in three New York State districts in identifying learning disabilities among students who are English language learners.
This policy brief provides an overview of the preparation of middle and high school teachers to use RTI applications.
Essential Components of RTI--A Closer Look at Response to Intervention
This brief identifies and describes the essential components of RTI.
CREATE Brief: Response to Intervention and English Language Learners
This brief outlines the tiered structure of RTI and how it can be implemented as an effective technique for teaching English learners who are having difficulty making academic progress.
RTI and Disproportionate Representation: An Annotated Bibliography
This annotated bibliography provides citations for key articles for understanding disproportionate representation.
Rapid Response-RTI Policy
This "Rapid Response" report released by the Southeast Comprehensive Center provides an overview of state policies on RTI.
Features of State Response to Intervention Initiatives in Northeast and Islands Region
This report describes an analysis of documents related to RTI that are publicly available on state education agency web sites in the nine Northeast and Islands Region jurisdictions.
This website database provides resources on topics related to RTI, ranging from policy documents and briefs to trainings and tools developed by states, districts, or territories in the United States all of which are in different stages of implementing RTI.
Planning and First Steps for RTI
Alexandra Hilt-Panahon and Deborah Gould Stove presented a webinar Planning and First Steps for RTI which offered an example of RTI implementation in Pennsylvania.
Response to Intervention: Select State Programs
This policy analysis describe RTI implementation in six states: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island.
Models of Response to Intervention in the Northwest Region States
This report provides information about RTI models supported by SEAs in the Northwest Region.
Kansas Multi-Tier System of Supports: Research Base
This document was created to assist in the understanding of the research underlying the principles and practices of MTSS.
Kansas Multi-Tier System of Supports: Innovation Configuration Matrix (ICM)
This matrix describes the principles and practices within a Multi-Tier System of Supports.
The Status of State-level Response to Intervention Policies and Procedures in the West Region States and Five Other States
This report describes how nine states define and support RTI at the state level, based on data collected between June and August 2008.
REL-Southeast: Using Research to Strengthen Response to Intervention Decision-making and Intervention
Michael Hock gave this PowerPoint presentation at the REL-SE "National Conference on Using Research to Strengthen RTI Decision-making and Intervention" in March 2009.
What Do We Know about Assessing and Improving Fidelity of RTI?
This PowerPoint presentation on issues associated with assessing and improving fidelity of RTI, was delivered at the REL-SE "National Conference on Using Research to Strengthen RTI Decision-making and Implementation" in March 2009.
Response to Intervention (RTI): A Primer for Parents
This Primer for Parents helps parents understand the RTI approach to providing services and interventions to struggling learners, including early intervention.
Schools, Families, and Response to Intervention
This resource explains how RTI is an opportunity to bring about meaningful change in family-school relationships, allowing for the creation of engaged partnerships between educators and families through collaborative, structured problem-solving efforts.
The RTI Data Analysis Teaming Process
This resource describes a Data Analysis Teaming Process.
Progress Monitoring within a Multi-level Prevention System
This resource provides a quick overview of progress monitoring and describes how progress monitoring is used within a multi-level prevention system.
Tiered Instruction and Intervention in a Response-to-Intervention Model
This resource includes a detailed explanation of the multi-tiered instructional components of RTI.
This resource includes information on the necessary steps for developing a building-level plan for successful implementation of RTI.
Video: Bill East: Effective Ways for Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to Engage State Education Agencies (SEAs) and Schools Regarding RTI
In this video, Bill East highlights effective ways LEAs can engage SEAs and Schools regarding RTI.
Selecting a Scientifically Based Core Curriculum for Tier 1
This article discusses the RTI component of scientifically based instructions for all students--Tier 1.
Response to Intervention in Secondary Schools: Is It on Your Radar Screen?
This article provides an orientation to RTI implementation in secondary schools.
Field Studies of RTI Programs
This article reviews published field studies on the effectiveness of different RTI models.
Screening Reading Tools Chart
The National Center on RTI has established a process to evaluate the scientific rigor of commercially available tools and interventions that can be used in an RTI context.
State Policies and Procedures and Selected Local Implementation Practices in Response to Intervention in the Six Southeast Region States
This report describes how six state education agencies and three local education agencies in the Southeast Region are adopting and implementing RTI--an education approach designed to provide effective, evidence-based interventions for struggling learners.
Implementing RTI Using Title I, Title III, and CEIS Funds
This document addresses how funds under Title I and Title III of the ESEA and CEIS funds under the IDEA may be used to support RTI in public schools.
Response to Intervention: The Future of Secondary Schools
This article is the first in a two-part series on RTI at the secondary level in the March 2008 issue of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Principal Leadership.
Response to Intervention at the Secondary Level
This article is the second in a two-part series on RTI at the secondary level in the March 2008 issue of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) PRINCIPAL Leadership.
RTI Tiered Instruction Goes Mainstream
This Fall 2008 issue of Northwest Education is devoted solely to RTI in the general education classroom.
Response to Intervention: Research for Practice
This document responds to concerns about a lack of a research base for RTI.
This 2008 webinar describes basic concepts of RTI and how it can be implemented in schools.
Choosing a Progress Monitoring Tool that Works for You
This PowerPoint presentation from the National Center for Student Progress Monitoring 2006 Summer Institute introduces participants to a process review method to help them identify their needs and goals regarding student progress monitoring.
Implementing Student Progress Monitoring on a Statewide Basis
This PowerPoint presentation from the National Center for Student Progress Monitoring 2006 Summer Institute provides an overview of Pennsylvania's statewide progress monitoring initiative.
Reading Success in a Multi-Tier Schoolwide Reading Model
This presentation describes Project CIRCUITS, where the overarching goal is to implement, evaluate, replicate, and disseminate systemic prevention models that will accelerate and sustain the early reading achievement.
A Cultural, Linguistic, and Ecological Framework for RTI with English Language Learners
This NCCRESt practitioner brief explains how to implement RTI in a way that will provide an equitable educational opportunity for students who are English language learners.
Response to Intervention Blueprints for Implementation - District level
NASDE has released a second document in its Response to Intervention Blueprint series: Response to Intervention Blueprints for Implementation: District Level.
Multi-Tiered Intervention Models
This PowerPoint presentation by Daryl Mellard of the National Research Center on Learning Disabilities was delivered at the State-to-State Information Sharing Community Meeting in Washington, DC in October 2006.
Response to Intervention Blueprint for Implementation - School Building Level
NASDSE has released two documents in its Response to Intervention Blueprint series: Response to Intervention Blueprints for Implementation: District Level and Response to Intervention Blueprints for Implementation: School Building Level.
Preventing Disproportionate Representation: Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Prereferral Interventions
This practitioner brief discusses four key elements of culturally and linguistically responsive pre-referral intervention for culturally and linguistically diverse students.
Addressing Promises and Challenges of Response to Intervention Models for ELLs
Alfred Artiles presented the keynote address at the 31st annual conference of the New York State Association for Bilingual Education in March 2008.
Secondary Applications of RTI: A Guided Discussion
At the NRCLD Response to Intervention Summit held December 6-7, 2007 in Arlington, VA, Donald Deshler and Joseph Kovaleski led a breakout session titled "Secondary Applications of RTI: A Guided Discussion".
RTI Action Network Videos
The RTI Action Network offers instructional video and audio content to highlight some of the important issues related to RTI.
RTI Research and Policy Foundations
Presented at the Response to Intervention Symposium April 12, 2006, by Dr. Jack M. Fletcher, Distinguished University Professor, University of Houston.
CalSTAT (California Services for Technical Assistance and Training) is a special project of the California Department of Education.
IRIS Center for Faculty Enhancement: RTI: Considerations for School Leaders
This online resource, the next installment in the continuing series of modules on implementing RTI, provides information about ways to build support for RTI, and factors that should be addressed when implementing RTI.
IRIS Center for Faculty Enhancement: Response to Intervention Online Modules (Part 5): A Closer Look at Tier 3
This online module, the fifth in the continuing series of modules on implementing RTI, describes the elements of RTI Tier 3 intervention and how to identify students who need these interventions.
Response to Intervention in Depth
This PowerPoint and advanced presenter's guide outlines advantages of Response to Intervention and its framework within general education, and how to use this framework as part of the Specific Learning Disability identification process.
Response to Intervention as It Relates to Early Intervening Services
This document is a summary of a two-day OSEP-sponsored symposium held October 30-31, 2006, by NASDSE.
National Center on Response to Intervention (NCRTI)
The mission of the National Center on Response to Intervention (NCRTI) is to provide technical assistance and dissemination about proven and promising models for RTI and EIS to state and local educators, families, and other stakeholders.
Responsiveness to Intervention and Learning Disabilities
This report provides a brief overview of RTI and discusses issues related to implementation such as use as an eligibility mechanism, parent participation, structure, and professional roles.
New Roles in Response to Intervention: Creating Success for Schools and Children
This resource, a collection of position papers from myriad of professional organizations, provides general information about RTI and various school personnel's roles in RTI.
Presented at the Response to Intervention Symposium April 12, 2006, by Dr. Sharon Vaughn.
What is Scientifically Based Research on Progress Monitoring?
This document describes progress monitoring procedures for which experimental evidence demonstrates these effects, followed by an overview of the research is presented.
How Progress Monitoring Assists Decision Making in a Response to Instruction Framework
Researchers at the National Center for Student Progress Monitoring studied a Response to Instruction model as a method of identifying children for special education services.
Myths about Response to Intervention (RTI) Implementation
A short paper written by the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) and the Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE) debunks some of the misconceptions about RtI.
IRIS Center for Faculty Enhancement: Response to Intervention Online Modules (Part 2:)
"RTI (Part 2): Assessment" continues to examine how Rosa Parks Elementary implements RTI.
Indicators of School Readiness for RTI: A Self-Assessment Tool
This tool is a rubric that allows educators to assess how prepared their school is for RTI implementation and to formulate a school profile.
Response to Intervention: Policy Considerations and Implementation
This booklet provides a background and history of the development of the TRI model.
A Parent's Guide to Response to Intervention
NCLD has written a Parent's Guide to Response to Intervention to provide an overview of the RTI process, describe how it is implemented in schools and offer questions that parents can ask.
IRIS Center for Faculty Enhancement: Response to Intervention Online Modules (Part 1)
These online modules provide information on Response to Intervention.
Introduction to Response to Intervention: What, Why, and How Valid Is It?
This article presents a brief overview of Response to Intervention.
Core Principles and Essential Components of RtI
Presented at the Response to Intervention Symposium April 12, 2006, by Dr. Joseph Witt, Professor Emeritus, Louisiana State University.
Utilizing CBM to Predict Placement Status
Presented at the Response to Intervention Symposium April 12, 2006, by Dr. Don Compton, Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University.
Webinar: The High School Tiered Intervention Initiative: The Implementation of Tiered Interventions and RTI in High Schools
This webinar provided information on how the essential elements of RTI can be implemented in high schools, what some of the associated challenges and considerations are, and how contextual factors specific to high school settings make RTI implementation increasingly complex and challenging.
WebEx: The High School Tiered Interventions Initiative
This webinar was designed to enhance the understanding of tiered intervention models in high schools through the HSTII collaboration.
Webinar: Connecting RTI to New Priorities: Aligning Educational Initiatives
The Center on Instruction hosted a webinar October 3, 2011, in which COI's Saro Mohammed discussed statesâ€™ implementation of new priorities such as SIG, Common Core State Standards, and meeting the needs of diverse student populations, and how these initiatives align with RTI.
Virtual Working Meeting: Fostering Collaboration between General and Special Educators
The Center on Instruction held a virtual (web-based) working meeting January 14, 2010, for Regional Comprehensive Center (RCC) staff members, representatives from the Regional Resource Centers (RRCs), and representatives from the eight states (Alaska, California, Idaho, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Texas, Wyoming, and Vermont) that COI-SpEd has been collaborating with for the past two years on the implementation of RTI.
WebEx: Introduction to RTI CTRL
The Center on Instruction hosted an Introduction to the Response to Intervention Classification Tool and Resource Locator (RTI CTRL) via a webinar on August 12, 2009.
WebEx: Promising Research-based Practices in Instruction and Assessment for English Language Learners
The Center on Instruction hosted a webinar on June 17, 2009, to discuss promising practices that have been identified within the current research base for working with English Language Learners in both instruction and assessment.
State RTI Implementation Meeting
The Center on Instruction met with eight states (Alaska, California, Idaho, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, and Wyoming) and their Regional Comprehensive Centers representatives in Phoenix March 12-13, 2008, to discuss statewide implementation of RTI.
WebEx: Snapshots from Five Schools Implementing RTI: Practices and Perspectives
The Center on Instruction hosted a WebEx December 4, 2007, to discuss how RTI is being implemented in different content areas in both elementary and middle schools in five RTI implementation sites.
Symposium: Response to Intervention
The Center on Instruction hosted a one-day symposium on April 12, 2006, on Response to Intervention in Austin, Texas.