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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: Identify Resources for Professional Growth

Guideline: When selecting content for professional learning, the content used should be evidence or scientifically based, designed to improve instruction, and be of sufficient intensity and duration to have a lasting impact on instruction. This task provides resources to support professional learning activities.





As noted at its website, ASCD "is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner."

Center on Instruction

The former Center on Instruction was one of 21 comprehensive centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education. from 2005 - 2012. The Center on Instruction provided resources and expertise to the Regional Comprehensive Centers in reading, mathematics, science, special education, and English language learners.

Center on Response to Intervention

This link is to the website of the Center on Response to Intervention. As noted at its website, "The Center on Response to Intervention at the American Institutes of Research, (AIR), continues the work of the National Center on Response to Intervention (NCRTI), which AIR ran from 2007-2012, with a grant from the Office of Special Education Programs. When the Center’s federal funding ended in 2012, AIR took over upkeep and maintenance of the Center’s website and products and continues to provide support for states, districts, and schools implementing RTI." 

Education Week Teacher Professional Development Sourcebook

This link is to Education Week's Teacher PD Sourcebook featuring RTI. Here is an additional link to Education Week’s Spotlight also featuring RTI. This additional directory, has been discontinued for new posts, however, resources gathered featuring professional development remain including: accredited programs, supplemental materials, webinars, teacher channel videos, professional development news articles, ED Weekly Spotlight on teacher professional development, and workshops which may be useful for teacher professional learning and development.

Learning Forward

This link is to the website of Learning Forward, the former National Staff Development Council. The website provides resources for educators engaged in professional learning.

National High School Center

The former National High School Center was one of 21 comprehensive centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education, from 2005-2012. The National High School Center served as the central source of information and expertise on high school improvement (including an Early Warning System Tool), for the Regional Comprehensive Centers. Currently, National High School, serves as an online high school diploma accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), an accrediting division of AdvancED. National High School offers a private, comprehensive, and affordable online high school diploma to those students who desire to receive a high school diploma at home.

RTI Action Network

This link is to the website of the RTI Action Network. As noted at its website, "The RTI Action Network is a program of the National Center for Learning Disabilities, funded by the Cisco Foundation and in partnership with the nation's leading education associations and top RTI experts."