What it is

The self-assessment tool is designed to ascertain a state’s current level of RTI implementation in each of four implementation considerations and subsequently recommend the most useful and relevant resources for the state from the collection of high-quality, research-based resources currently posted on the Center on Instruction’s Web site.

This tool is not a step-by-step guide to large-scale or statewide RTI implementation. For those seeking a state-level RTI blueprint or guidance about next steps in implementation, we recommend contacting your National Center on Response to Intervention liaison and asking him or her about your state’s State Technical Assistance Portfolio and Capacity Building Planning Tool.

The self-assessment tool is intended to be used as a screening measure in which a few simple questions are asked in order to determine, broadly, where a state is in different aspects of implementation. This tool is not meant to provide comprehensive technical assistance — rather, it is a means of giving a state a general idea of how far along it is in different aspects of RTI implementation and recommending resources that are applicable to the state’s current needs, as determined by the answers provided during the self-assessment.

Who should take it

Because the tool is tailored to RTI issues and resources at the state level and asks questions about many aspects of state-level implementation, visitors may find it helpful to complete the assessment with a colleague from your Regional Comprehensive Center (RCC) and/or state department of education. A blank, printable version of the RTI CTRL self-assessment questions is available at the start of the self-assessment.

How often it should be taken

As states’ needs change or as states’ RTI implementation progresses, visitors may find it beneficial to retake the assessment for the purposes of being reclassified and finding new, relevant resources. New resources are added to the database every 6 months and can be accessed through a user’s bookmarked results (link provided at the end) or by retaking the self-assessment.

For a customized list of resources that match your level of implementation in each implementation consideration: