Center on Instruction RTI Resources

A Summary of Nine Key Studies: Multi-Tier Intervention and Response to Interventions for Students Struggling in Mathematics
COI developed resource
This summary of nine studies provides information about evidence-based practices for Tier 2 interventions and how to use RTI in mathematics. This annotated bibliography identifies and describes the most current research available on the use of RTI to help students struggling to learn math.
http://www.centeroninstruction.org/files/Summary%20of%209%20studies%20on%20RTI%20math%20and%20struggling%20math%20students.pdf
http://www.centeroninstruction.org/files/CBI%20A%20Summary%20of%209%20Key%20Studies%20-%20Multitiered%20Intervention%20&%20RTI%20in%20Math.pdf

Conversations with Practitioners: Current Practice in Statewide RTI Implementation - Recommendations and Frequently Asked Questions
COI developed resource
The Center on Instruction is working to identify practices that may be effective in implementing Response to intervention (RTI) at the school, district, and state levels. This document describes state-level efforts to implement RTI in eight states. A planning meeting with representatives from each of the eight participating states and their respective Regional Comprehensive Centers was held in March 2008. Participants identified important implementation considerations and recommended technical assistance strategies related to the implementation of RTI at the state level. This document summarizes the findings from the meeting. In addition, a series of frequently asked questions about state-level RTI implementation is interspersed throughout the document. Information on school-level implementation of RTI can be found in Implementing Response to Intervention: Practices and Perspectives from Five Schools - Frequently Asked Questions, which is also available for download on the Center on Instruction's website.
http://www.centeroninstruction.org/files/Conversations%20with%20Practitioners%20Corr.pdf
http://www.centeroninstruction.org/files/CBI%20for%20RTI%20Conversations.pdf

Conversations with Practitioners: Supporting State-level Collaboration among General and Special Educators
COI developed resource
This document is the third resource of a series of Conversations with Practitioners, based on a working group of state-level and regional comprehensive center (RCC) staff which collaborated on a project designed to learn how state departments of education, along with their RCCs, are supporting an RTI framework. This document focuses on the collaboration of general and special educators. It discusses the definition of collaboration, provides recommendations for supporting state-level collaboration, and offers tools and suggestions for building capacity for collaboration. The other resources in the series (linked below) are Conversations with Practitioners: Current Practice in Statewide RTI Implementation and the RTI CTRL: Response to Intervention Classification Tool and Resource Locator available as well on the COI website.
http://centeroninstruction.org/files/Supporting%20State%2Dlevel%20Collaboration%20among%20General%20and%20Special%20Educators%2Epdf
http://centeroninstruction.org/conversations-with-practitioners-current-practice-in-statewide-rti-implementation---recommendations-and-frequently-asked-questions
http://centeroninstruction.org/rti-ctrl-response-to-intervention-classification-tool-and-resource-locator

Extensive Reading Interventions in Grades K-3: From Research to Practice
COI developed resource
In a Response to Intervention (RTI) model, young students at risk for reading problems or learning disabilities may require extensive interventions. Current research is insufficient to provide clear guidance about the duration or intensity of interventions that individual students might require. However, schools can deepen their understanding of the characteristics of interventions necessary to prevent early reading difficulties by becoming acquainted with the available research, particularly findings on the average effects of interventions of varying lengths. This report summarizes available data on the effects of extensive reading interventions (comprising at least 100 instructional sessions) and related implications for practice.
http://centeroninstruction.org/files/Extensive%20Reading%20Interventions.pdf
http://www.centeroninstruction.org/files/CBI%20Extensive%20Reading%20Interventions%20K-3.pdf

Implementing Response to Intervention: Practices and Perspectives from Five Schools - Frequently Asked Questions
COI developed resource
The Center on Instruction is working to identify practices that may be effective in implementing Response to Intervention (RTI) at the school, district, and state levels. This document describes the school-level implementation of RTI at five schools across the country, with particular focus on instruction and the implementation of effective practices. A "frequently asked questions" (FAQ) format is used, with answers based on the collective experience of the five schools (three elementary, one intermediate, and one middle school) that are implementing elements of RTI, including evidence-based instruction, progress monitoring, structures for regulating the intensity of intervention, and professional development. Information on state-level implementation of RTI can be found in Conversations with Practitioners: Current Practice in Statewide RTI Implementation, which is also available for download on the Center on Instruction's website.
http://www.centeroninstruction.org/files/Implementing%20RTI%20Practices%20&%20Perspectives%20of%205%20Schools.pdf
http://www.centeroninstruction.org/files/CBI%20For%20RTI%20Snapshots.pdf

Intensive Interventions for Students Struggling with Reading and Mathematics: A Practice Guide
COI developed resource
This publication provides research-based guidance that reflects "best practices" for intensifying instruction in reading and mathematics for students with significant learning difficulties in K-12, including students with disabilities. It can also be used as a resource for instructional specialists and special education teachers who are searching for broad guidelines on the design and delivery of intensive interventions.
http://www.centeroninstruction.org/files/Intensive%20Interventions%20for%20Students%20Struggling%20in%20Reading%20%26%20Math%2Epdf