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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 universal screening

guideline:;as noted by authors jenkins, hudson and johnson, "in the context of an rti prevention model, universal screening is the first step in identifying the students who are at risk for learning difficulties. it is the mechanism for targeting students who struggle to learn when provided a scientific, evidence-based general education." being aware of the purpose of universal screening is necessary to screen students successfully. this task provides information about the purpose of universal screening.




Universal Screening Within a Response-to-Intervention Model

This RTI Action Network article, authored by Penn State University's Charles Hughes, Ph.D., and Douglas D. Dexter, Ph.D., provides an overview of universal screening.

Universal Screening for Reading Problems: Why and How Should We Do This?

This RTI Action Network article, authored by University of Washington's Joseph R. Jenkins, Ph.D., and Boise State University's Evelyn Johnson, Ed.D., explores the issues associated with universal screening applied to reading in the early grades.

Using An RTI Framework to Support Students Affected By Trauma

This April 2013 paper by the National Community of Practice on Collaborative School Behavior includes an archived recording of webinar and PowerPoint slides discuss the affect of trauma and ongoing stress on students.



The Essential Components of RTI: Screening

This link is to a Center on Response to Intervention webinar providing an overview of universal screening. The webinar runs approximately 21 minutes.