Response to Intervention (RtI)

To address the diverse needs of struggling students, SEDL assists educators in implementing RtI. This framework uses data analysis, tiered interventions, and evidence-based strategies to improve student achievement and behavior. The goal is to help struggling students—and schools—get back on course and stay there.

Services We Provide

Our Center for High-Performing Schools offers professional development and consulting services for all phases of implementing Response to Intervention, from needs assessment and data analysis to on-site coaching and modeling of RtI strategies to the use of evaluation instruments to measure progress.

Success Story

“Education is not 'one size fits all.' Each
student is unique. Response to Intervention
provides a way to meet the needs of all students so they can stay on course to achieve their full potential.” — Ada Muoneke, Program Associate, Improving School Performance, SEDL

Stronger Support for Diverse Learners

Lyford Consolidated ISD, Lyford, Texas
The small town of Lyford, Texas, sits about 30 miles from the Mexico border. Three schools serve the mainly Hispanic, low-income population. In 2009–2010, SEDL assisted district leaders in implementing Response to Intervention after the district did not make adequate yearly progress (AYP) in math for 1 year and reading for 2. In 2010, Lyford had cause to celebrate. The district met AYP in both content areas at each school and overall. Read more

Significant Work

Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC): The SECC provides professional development and technical assistance to the state education agencies of Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina to build their capacity to support districts and schools in meeting student achievement goals, including implementing Response to Intervention (RtI) at state and local levels. Work varies by state.

Texas Comprehensive Center (TXCC): The TXCC provides professional development and technical assistance to the Texas Education Agency and the state’s 20 regional education service centers to build their capacity to support districts and schools in meeting student achievement goals, including implementing RtI at state and local levels.

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Resources

Image of publication cover Rapid Response: Response to Intervention (RtI) Policy
In 2007, a state department of education served by the Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) requested information regarding state policies on RtI. SECC staff consulted the scholarly literature on education policy in the United States in order to provide a backdrop for discussion of state policies focused on RtI. Staff also reviewed the resources identified in a previous rapid response and conducted searches of state Web sites for revised or additional information regarding formal RtI policy.
Image of publication cover Rapid Response: Response to Intervention Implementation and Monitoring
In 2007, two state departments of education served by the Southeast Comprehensive Center requested information on monitoring tools or instruments to assess the quality of district/school implementation of response to intervention. This rapid response offers an update to the information previously provided.
Image of publication cover Rapid Response: Response to Intervention Practices
SEDL's Southeast Comprehensive Center developed this resource in response to a request from a state department of education for the following information about Response to Intervention practices: For Tiers II and III, what does the research indicate about pupil/teacher ratios for optimal or maximum small group instruction? Do small group size numbers change with grade levels? What does the research indicate about intervention effectiveness beyond implementation fidelity—group size, minutes per day, and days per week?
Image of publication cover Rapid Response: Response to Intervention Progress Monitoring Resources for Grades K–12
SEDL's Southeast Comprehensive Center developed this resource in response to a request from a state department of education for information on response to intervention progress monitoring resources for K–12 reading, writing, and mathematics.
Image of publication cover Rapid Response: State Policies for Parental Notification of Response to Intervention Processes
SEDL's Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) developed this resource in response to a request: "Do other states in the southeastern region have written policies regarding Response to Intervention and how do those states inform parents of the process?" In response, the SECC queried several state departments of education to obtain the requested information.
Image of publication cover Response to Intervention Resources for High School
This Web site provides resources that teachers have found useful in implementing the key components of RtI at the high school level: universal screening, high-quality instruction and intervention, progress monitoring, and the use of data to make instructional decisions.
Image of publication cover SEDL Letter Volume XXI, Number 1: Improving School Performance
School improvement isn’t just about schools. It’s also about students and teachers, and how education leaders at all levels—state, district, school, and classroom—work together to help students succeed. This issue of SEDL Letter explores school improvement in a variety of areas.
Image of publication cover SEDL Letter, Volume XIX, Number 2 (Oct. 2007): Reading: Practices to Help Improve Instruction
This issue of SEDL Letter examines ways to strengthen literacy through father-child interactions and systemic approaches, including Response to Intervention and school improvement.
Resource Guide for Planning and Operating Afterschool Programs (3rd Edition) Resource Guide for Planning and Operating Afterschool Programs (3rd Edition): This resource guide describes resources that support afterschool programs. Topics include management, communication, programming, community building and collaboration, and developing connections between K–12 educational and afterschool programs. Resources related to RtI are included, such as: Response to Intervention: A Practical Guide for Every Teacher and Thinking About Response to Intervention and Learning Disabilities: A Teacher's Guide.

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News

06/24/2010New resources from high school response to intervention summit.
03/05/2010Response to Intervention Policy.
01/01/2010Support for the Needs of Diverse Learners.
10/27/2009October SEDL Monthly discusses resources for Response to Intervention..
06/30/2009Southeast Comprehensive Center's June Bulletin Reviews the SECC Response to Intervention (RtI) Funding Models Summit.