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Response to Intervention KnowledgeBase

This KnowledgeBase archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.

The Response to Intervention KnowledgeBase is an online resource supporting educators in understanding and implementing the response to intervention (RTI) model. The National Implementation Research Network (NIRN) has identified four stages in the implementation of evidence-based strategies such as RTI. The first stage is Exploration, and it involves consideration of the essential components of RTI models and the district or school's readiness to implement an RTI model with fidelity. During the second stage, Installation, a district or school selects an RTI model and works actively to put in place all of the supports necessary for implementing the essential components. These supports can include staff member training, policies, implementation guides, forms, assessments, instructional programs, and software. The third stage is Initial Implementation, and it involves implementing the essential components. Initial Implementation can involve just a few components or teachers, and then implementation expands over time. When the majority of teachers are implementing all components of RTI with fidelity, the district or school is in the fourth stage, called Full Implementation. This KnowledgeBase is geared primarily toward those in the Exploration and Installation stages, with some resources for those in the Initial Implementation stage.

Sub-task 1: Assessment




Early Warning Systems

This link to the former National High School Center website provides information on the Center's early warning tools for student retention.

Progress Monitoring Tools

This link is to the progress monitoring tools chart compiled by the National Center on Intensive Intervention at American Institutes for Research. 

Screening Tools Chart

This link is to the screening tools chart compiled by the Center on Response to Intervention. As noted at its website, "The screening and progress monitoring tools charts reflect the results of reviews of tools by the Center's Technical Review Committee (TRC)." An explanation of the chart's features is provided at the bottom of the page.


Assessments to Guide Adolescent Literacy Instruction

This link is to a Center on Instruction guide on the use of assessments with adolescent literacy instruction. Part I addresses using assessments, and Part II provides examples of assessments or assessment systems in use.



An Introduction to Progress Monitoring in Mathematics

This link to the former Center on Instruction website provides a professional learning module on progress monitoring in mathematics.

Curriculum-Based Measurement Resources for Secondary-School Level

This Research Institute on Progress Monitoring brief provides a reference list of articles and book chapters on the development of progress monitoring procedures for secondary school students in reading, content-area learning, and writing. It also includes a section on student progress monitoring practices proven to work at the secondary level.

Curriculum-based Measurement in Mathematics: An Evidence-based Formative Assessment Procedure

This link to the former Center on Instruction website provides a report explaining curriculum-based measurement in mathematics.