Response to Intervention

Response to Intervention in Today's Classsrooms

A Review of Websites

(a response to District 39 teacher-led book study of Response to Intervention by Bender and Shores– thanks KLee)
* indicates web author's picks

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. (pdf)

* 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. (increase screen size for easier readability) .

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

RTI Training Online

* Response to Intervention Consortium - Nebraska is one of the forerunners in RTI research and teacher training.The six modules are videos of presentations cover very thorough and listener/user friendly. Click also on the RTI Technical Assistance Guidelines for visual modles and text information. Also available is a huge choice of useful learning presentations from a Summer RTI Training Institute (can be seen as powerpoints or pdf files.)

* RTI Training Module - Overview - a user-friendly, informative training module called "IRIS" (click on 'Challenge' to begin) from Vanderbilt and Claremont University. This module presents a hypothetical school making decisions about the use of RTI in their school. (other components of this site will be sited in other sections of this web page. )
2nd module: Assessment
3rd module: Reading Instruction
4th module: Putting it Altogether
5th module: A Closer Look at Tier 3

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

Sites with Many Resources/Links

these sites are for those who like to read a lot!

Georgia's Reading First Resources Page - packed with links for many resources: lesson plans, conference study reports, FAQs, a glossary, case studies, and more.

* 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.

RTI Web and Presentation Resources - this is from Rhode Island's Technical Assistance Project. Both web and presentation links cover the issues with a lot of detail.

Intervention and Prevention - a lot of very 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

These links have lists from many states and
what they are doing about RTI

The Illinois State Response to Intervention Plan, January 1, 2008 - the introduction states, " 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. " Illinois Aspire - ISBE Tools for problem solving and intervention.

Responsiveness to Intervention - State Activities and Policies

* IDEA Partnerships - State Initiatives

Utah's 3-Tier Model for Reading (pdf)

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.

* Center for Reading Research-For Teachers - "research-based practices related to literacy instruction and assessment" This link is full of activity and assessment information for the classroom teacher K-8. 

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 )

* Looking at Student Work - although not directly connected or referring to RTI information, this website takes a thorough look at where we need to start - with student work - many, many resources and ideas to use if you are serious about collaboratively looking at student work to help you direct your instruction; often the beginning of determining interventions.

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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