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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: Communication

Guideline:  Communicating with stakeholders about response to intervention (RTI) requires preparation. Such preparation includes identifying the needs of each stakeholder group, developing the message content for different audiences, determining the communication methods used, and communicating with national-origin language minority parents about school-related matters in a language the parents understand. This task provides resources to doing so.




Different Formats for Different Audiences

This document lists a number of different types of reports and suggests appropriate audiences for each report.


Creating Shared Language for Collaboration in RTI

This link to the RTI Action Network website provides an article discussing the need for a shared language for RTI collaboration efforts. The article's purpose is to share how collaboration is shaped within an RTI model by establishing a need for collaboration with a focus on the use of language.

Developing and Communicating a Vision

This Community Toolbox website provides information on developing a vision and communicating it to others.