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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.

Task 1: Be Familiar with the Purpose of Progress Monitoring

Guideline: The National Center on Student Progress Monitoring defined progress monitoring as "a scientifically based practice that is used to assess students' academic performance and evaluate the effectiveness of instruction. Progress monitoring can be implemented with individual students or an entire class." As an essential component of response to intervention (RTI), teachers need to understand its principles and application in practice. This task provides resources explaining progress monitoring.



Center on Response to Intervention: Progress Monitoring

This link to the Center on Response to Intervention's website explains Progress Monitoring's role as an essential component of RTI.



Progress Monitoring Within a Multi-Level Prevention System

This RTI Action Network article, authored by Vanderbilt University's Lynn S. Fuchs, reviews the purpose of progress monitoring within a multi-level prevention system.

The National Center on Student Progress Monitoring

This link is to the National Center on Progress Monitoring funded by the OESP (Office of Special Education Programs) under the Ideas That Work umbrella. The National Center on Student Progress Monitoring is dedicated to the implementation of scientifically based progress monitoring for grades K-5.

What is Scientifically Based Research on Progress Monitoring?

This brief provides an overview of scientifically based research on progress monitoring. Authored by Doug Fuchs and Lynn Fuchs, the paper was released by the National Center on Student Progress Monitoring.


RTI for English Language Learners: Appropriate Screening, Progress Monitoring and Instructional Planning

In this webinar, Dr. Julie Esparza Brown, Dr. Amanda Sanford and Erin Lolich focus on improving educational outcomes for English Language Learners (ELLs) through culturally and linguistically responsive implementation of an RTI framework in the area of elementary reading. Specifically, it discusses critical considerations to appropriately utilize screening and progress monitoring data with ELL students to improve reading outcomes by addressing the factors that influence ELL students' academic success. The webinar includes recommendations for the appropriate selection and use of screening and progress monitoring data based on students' unique backgrounds and needs and uses a case study to illustrate these recommendations with a first grade ELL student. Slides

The Essential Components of RTI: Progress Monitoring

This Center on Response to Intervention webinar provides an overview of progress monitoring. The webinar runs 23 minutes.


Progress Monitoring in an Inclusive Standards-Based Assessment and Accountability System

 This Ideas That Work OSEP website offers an example of a process monitoring and improvement initiative.