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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: Changing Roles of Staff Members

Guideline: Regardless of the specific role and position title, the responsibilities of some district or school staff members may change with the implementation of response to intervention (RTI). Within an RTI model, students' education is the responsibility of all staff members; therefore, redefining some roles and functions may need to occur. Understanding these changes is important so necessary support may be provided to the model.



New Roles in Response to Intervention: Creating Success for Schools and Children

This document is comprised of papers from various groups of educators concerning RTI and changing staff member roles when RTI is implemented in the school setting.  These papers are hosted via the National Association of School Psychologists web site.