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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: Federally Funded Research Centers

guideline: Response to intervention (RTI) in early childhood is an emerging area of research. The RTI work that has been completed in the primary and elementary grades is being interpreted and applied for younger children. Federal investments have been made to ensure this work yields an interpretation of RTI that is developmentally appropriate and consistent with or parallel to the K-8 RTI model and components.



Center for Response to Intervention in Early Childhood

This link is to the website of the Center for Response to Intervention in Early Childhood (CRTIEC). As noted at its website, "CRTIEC's mission is to conduct research and provide resources that support the application of RTI in early childhood education."

RTI Action Network: Pre-K Resources

This link is to pre-K resources available at the RTI Action Network website.

Recognition and Response: A Response to Intervention (RTI) Model for Early Childhood

This link is to the website of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute.  Recognition and Response is a new systemic approach that can help early educators and parents ensure early school success for all children, including those at risk for learning difficulties. The purpose of this Development and Innovation study was to develop and evaluate the R&R-language and literacy system for use by Pre-K teachers. R&R is based on RTI principles and has a dual focus on improving the quality of instructional practices for all children as well as providing additional supports for some children to ensure that every child succeeds in school.

What is Recognition and Response?

Recognition and Response Presentation   

Resources for Recognition and Response for Prekindergarten (Pre-K) Children (2010)          

Recognition and Response: Developing and Evaluating a Model of RTI for Pre-K  (2012)