This page is designed to give you a brief overview of what Response to Intervention is, and how it is best utilized. You will find a PowerPoint presentation with Presenters’ Guides to direct your study. This section can also help you identify what you currently have in place that resembles the Response to Intervention process with regards to serving ALL students.

Response to Intervention: Families and Community--PowerPoint
Response to Intervention: Families and Community--Presenter Guide
Here you will find the definition of Response to Intervention and a description of the Response to Intervention model. In brief, Response to Intervention serves to give you a set of tools to assist in meeting the needs of all students:
  • Is a child/family/community-centered process for improving learning that is school-based and focuses on student outcomes;
  • Includes data-guided instruction which is collaborative in nature involving related services and community resources;
  • Provides continuous monitoring of student progress at all tiers;
  • Offers positive connections of meeting student needs;
  • Fits into school improvement process;
  • Involves and communicates with parents throughout the process; and
  • Uses scientifically-based interventions.

Leaving No Child Behind: Response to Intervention: Educators--PowerPoint
Leaving No Child Behind:Response to Intervention: Educators--Presenter Guide
The following topics are covered:
  • Foundations of RTI
  • Definition
  • Core Principles of RTI
  • An Example Tiered Model
  • Problem-Solving in RTI
  • Moving forward with implementation

MODULE: Response to Intervention (Part 1): An Overview
Working together, the partners identified the IRIS MODULE: Response to Intervention (Part 1): An Overview as an appropriate source to ground beginning discussion of RTI. The dialogue guides below are based on the information in this online Module. All IRIS materials are freely available for use via the Website and may be printed without permission. The IRIS Center for Faculty Enhancement is located at the Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. Please note: When you click on the module link, you will leave the IDEA Partnership website. In order to return to the IDEA Partnership website, you may want to bookmark the IDEA Partnership website now.  

RTI Dialogue Guides: Beginning Collection: Essential Dialogue
Dialogue Guides are models for conducting interactive discussions across stakeholders. Each Guide circulates a common set of source materials and suggested procedures for involving various audiences in States and districts. In this manner, stakeholders all over the country can begin interacting in new ways around implementation issues. Each dialogue guide title has questions written specifically for a target audience by representatives of that audience. These are the foundation guides to create dialogue on 6 RTI topics:
  • Struggling Readers
  • Classroom Assessment
  • IQ Achievement discrepancy Model
  • What is RTI?
  • Rationale for RTI
  • Two Approaches to RTI