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 3: Examine Positive Behavior SupportsGuideline: Positive behavior supports are designed to assist students struggling behaviorally. Effective response to intervention (RTI) models address student academic needs as well as behavioral issues. Behavioral supports are designed to prevent inappropriate behavior through the teaching and reinforcing of appropriate behaviors. There are several acronyms used in education to describe the behavioral side of RTI; Positive Behavior Supports (PBS), Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), and School Wide Positive Behavior Supports (SWPBS). This task provides resources on how to provide students with systematic positive behavioral interventions for individual student needs to improve student behavior in the classroom.