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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 2: Discuss Data with Others

Guideline: After analyzing the screening data, it is necessary to share and review the results with others, including teacher colleagues of the respective students, interventional staff members, administrators and parents. Collaborative teacher groups, such as professional learning communities, may be helpful forums to discuss student data. Before sharing data with others, however, it is also important to be cognizant of student privacy laws.



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Effective Teaming and Collaboration within RTI

This link to the RTI Action Network focuses on teaming and collaboration. In this June 2009 online talk, Drexel Hill (Pennsylvania) Middle School RTI team members answered participant questions related to collaboration and teaming to meet the needs of students within the RTI framework.



Professional Collaboration to Improve Teacher and Student Work

This Turning Points publication presents a series of brief stories with examples of teachers interacting to improve their instruction and students' work.

Professional Learning Communities: What Are They And Why Are They Important?

This SEDL website provides an overview of professional learning communities.

The Need for Professional Learning Communities

This October 2008 RTI Action Network article discusses the key attributes of a professional learning community.