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: Monitor Tertiary Prevention/Interventions
Guideline: Interventions delivered within the tertiary level of response to intervention (RTI) are intended to be intensive, individualized, fast-paced and have a "sense of urgency." By monitoring the actual delivery of interventions and the student response to these interventions, instructional leaders, and school administrators can ensure the needs of the most struggling students are being targeted.
This fidelity checklist for monitoring academic interventions was collected by the Center on Instruction (COI) during school site visits in 2007. It serves as an example and has not been reviewed, vetted, or endorsed by COI or the U.S. Department of Education.
This link is to a Florida Center for Reading Research document providing an outline for a principal's action plan to build a successful school-wide intervention system. Principals and educators in leadership positions may find this document useful.
This link is to the Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk's Response to Intervention Data Management Tool (RTI-DMT). As noted at the Meadows Center website, "the RTI-DMT is a series of linked Excel spreadsheets to help campus leaders monitor progress to prevent learning difficulties within an RTI framework. Directions for using the RTI-DMT are provided in a User's Guide. Both the tool and the Guide can be downloaded for free."
The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education and are intended for general reference purposes only. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education or the Center, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Some resources on this site require Adobe Acrobat Reader. This website archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.