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|Technical Assistance Papers (TAPs)|
|The Response to Intervention (RtI) Model (FY 2006-08) (February 2006)|
|About Problem Solving/RtI
This overview provides information on the Federal legislation, discussion of accountability for student outcomes, a description of the problem solving process and the multi-tiered approach.
|Building Capacity for Response to Intervention in Texas Schools
This project is part of the Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk (MCPER) within the College of Education at the University of Texas at Austin. Funded by the Texas Education Agency (TEA), the project team collaborates with members of another MCPER team, the Special Education Research Project-Mathematics (SERP Math), to inform its technical assistance efforts in promoting the implementation of RTI in early reading and math instruction. The site's sections include: RTI Presentations, Tools & Resources, For Parents, and Implementation Examples.
Colorado Department of Education's Response to Intevention
|Florida Department of Education's MTSS site provides a central, comprehensive location for Florida-specific information and resources that promote schoolwide practices to ensure highest possible student achievement in both academic and behavioral pursuits. Included is Guiding Tools for Instructional Problem-Solving, Revised (GTIPS-R) (online resource or downloadable version), a "how-to" manual for district and school teams engaged in the systematic planning/problem-solving process to improve student outcomes.|
|Illinois School Psychologists Association — RtI Resources
This website houses all of the resources from the former Flexible Service Delivery System (FSDS) site, including PowerPoint presentation files, key readings/research, forms, documents, grants, calendar events, more links, etc., all related to RtI, Flex, Problem Solving, and 3-Tiered intervention models.
|IDEA Partnership's Collaborative Work on Response to Intervention
The IDEA Partnership is dedicated to improving outcomes for students and youth with disabilities by joining state agencies and stakeholders. This comprehensive online collection of resources is designed to assist you in learning more about Response to Intervention and best practices for its implementation on all levels — federal, state, and local. Included are introductory and advanced resources.
|National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Inc.
Included on this site is the NASDSE and CASE “White Paper” on RtI, which provides an overview for general education and special education with emphasis on core principles and components. Also available is a presentation, based on NASDSE’s Response to Intervention: Policy Considerations and Implementation. The third component of this site is a paper entitled Myths about RtI Implementation which provides information about the purposes and intents behind the RtI model and how special education eligibility fits into this process.
|National Center on Response to Intervention
The National Center on Response to Intervention provides state-level technical assistance support throughout the country. A free, monthly e-newsletter is availble. To subscribe, scroll to the subscription window at the bottom left of the homepage, and enter your e-mail address. This website has a library containing a various assortment of briefs, fact sheets, presentations, media and training modules relevant to RTI. The center also provides webinars through this site.
|Northwest Regional Comprehensive Center
This site is a compilation of resources related to RtI. Included in the Catch Them Early link are two symposium presentations. The link to the National Association of School Psychologists website includes a section of RtI resource articles. A free, online, interactive training, suitable as a general overview for RtI professional development, is available on the IRIS Center link (Star Legacy Module). A link to NASDSE’s Response to Intervention: Policy Considerations and Implementation is available on this site, as well as links to a series of RtI webcasts developed by California Department of Education.
|Oregon Department of Education
The Oregon Department of Education has developed a project to provide training, technical assistance, and guidance to school districts who want to begin implementing RtI. There are many links on this site, referencing papers and presentations, but the Resources for Schools link is very helpful in expanding general knowledge and understanding of RtI. There is also a Readiness Checklist, designed to help districts assess readiness in the areas of leadership, teaming, curriculum, and screening.
|Project MP3: Lehigh University
Project MP3 is a collaborative model/demonstration project with Lehigh University, University of Pittsburgh, the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. This website includes a list of RtI resources and a link to NRCLD’s Parent Advocacy Brief: A Parent’s Guide to Response to Intervention.This site includes a list of RtI resources and a link to NRCLD’s Parent Advocacy Brief: A Parent’s Guide to Response to Intervention.
|Public Schools of North Carolina
Provided is an in-depth paper describing a problem-solving model. This model includes tiers of problem solving, where team member involvement and level of intervention increase as intensity of problem increases. A four-step problem-solving process, which can be applied at each tier is also included. The model is an adaptation of that used by Heartland AEA Iowa. The site also includes a guide for parents and teachers, graphics, a comprehensive presentation on problem-solving, and a host of forms available on-line.
|RTI Action Network is a national initiative dedicated to the responsible and effective implementation of Response to Intervention (RTI). This Web site provides the information and tools educators and families need to help each child succeed. Funded by the Cisco Foundation, led by the National Center for Learning Disabilities, and supported by some of the nation’s top experts in RTI, this initiative seeks to guide frontline educators and families in the large-scale adoption of RTI.|
|Washington State Special Education
This site allows readers to access Washington’s state-wide manual for implementing Response to Intervention. The manual is lengthy but is easy to follow and incorporates a variety of information. Included are principles and components of RtI, guidelines for decision-making within an RtI system, recommended procedures for determining LD eligibility, and resources for districts to use in developing their own RtI process. The manual includes intervention resources for reading, math, writing, and behavior, along with universal screening and progress monitoring tools. The appendix of the manual includes a process for using problem-solving to address writing problems. RtI presentations are also available on this site.