Response to Intervention

Response to Intervention in Today's Classrooms

A Review of Websites

The Basics: Descriptions, Models, and Historical Information

Problem Solving and Response to Intervention - presentation to the Illinois State Board of Education, April 2007, by Dr. Batsche, director of RTI Statewide Project, University of Florida. Summary of purposes for RTI and the Problem Solving Methodology in a visual/presentation format. 

Learn About RTI - From RTI Action Network - Really easy to use. Has useful categories to review: definition, why use the model, identification, research about RTI, diversity, and behavior supports.

Response to Intervention - a pdf from a powerpoint presentation given by Iowa school district personnel to the National Association of State Directors of Special Education in November, 2005. Covers all the basic information in a presentation/visual format.

What is RTI? - quick and easy to read FAQ page from Ideas That Work.

RTI Training Online

Powerpoint from IDEA Partnership - Complete overview that could be used for training.

Sites with Many Resources/Links

* Center On Instruction - "your gateway to a cutting-edge collection of scientifically-based research and information on K-12 instruction in reading, math, science, special education, and English language learning...topic-based materials, syntheses of recent research, and exemplars of best practices." Review left menu for specific instructional links. The Project Scope gives goals of site. The Professional Development link has the very current resources on RTI.

Intervention and Prevention - teacher-useful tools and articles that can be used in the classroom or with parents. Authors of articles are from a variety of educators.

What States Are Doing

The Illinois State Response to Intervention Plan, January 1, 2008 ,
"The proposed state framework supporting the development of a system of scientifically, research based interventions is outlined in the remainder of this document. As districts develop their RtI Plans by January 2009, their plans shall support a fluid model of response to interventions of varying intensity to meet the needs of all students. "

Utah's 3-Tier Model for Reading

For Teachers

Big Ideas in Beginning Reading - Ideas for intervention at the early stages of instruction. Easy to navigate and refers to assessments and instruction (use the side bar menu).

PALS - a complete overview of the Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies model. Has sample teacher manuals, FAQs, research information, and workshop information about how to begin PALs in your classroom.

Scientfically Based Research - "site devoted to sharing proven practices" - Menu choices send teacher to pdf files for specific intervention tools/checklists for reading, writing, and math that look pretty useful. This site suggests submissions for other interventions. (this site appears to come from a more commericially-based source STEEP RTI )

For Parents

A Parent's Guide to RTI (509.07 kB) - from the National Center for Learning Disabilities. A 12-page pdf giving a thorough overview of RTI. Includes questions parents should ask and some other web links for parents to visit.

Parents Page from National Research Center on Learning Disabilities - pdfs, web pages, and some videos to answer parent questions about RTI and their role within the process.

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