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: Select Data Collection Tools
Guideline: As defined by the IDEA Partnership, progress monitoring is "a scientifically-based practice used to assess students' academic performance and evaluate the effectiveness of instruction. Progress monitoring can be implemented with individual students or an entire class." Selecting the appropriate data collection tools is important to assure accurate monitoring results. This task provides resources to assist with selecting progress monitoring data collection tools.
This link is to the progress monitoring tools chart compiled by the National Center on Intensive Intervention at American Institutes for Research.
The Center on Response to Intervention, in collaboration with the National Center on Intensive Intervention, has established a standard process to evaluate the scientific rigor of commercially available tools and interventions that can be used in an MTSS/RTI context. Together, these two centers conduct annual reviews of tools and interventions in the following three domains — Screening, Progress Monitoring and Academic Intervention Programs.
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.