What is RtI?

Response to Intervention or RtI can be defined as a school-wide, multi-tiered prevention framework that provides supplemental, needs-specific intervention to students with learning problems, most notably in the area of reading.   Key components of an RtI framework involve: (1) data driven assessment and problem-solving and tiered supports.  Data driven assessment and problem-solving occur at all levels of the framework and includes universal screening to determine risk status and progress monitoring to determine student response to supplemental intervention.  Tiered support or intervention increases in intensity based on student needs and progress.   RtI operates within a collaborative context that includes educators and families working together to promote academic student success.  For a comprehensive definition of RtI, its components, and NYS regulations click here.

National Center on Intensive Intervention - Two Webinars on Writing

Posted 1 month ago

The National Center on Intensive Intervention (NCII) is excited to partner with CEC’s Division for Research on two upcoming webinars focused on writing. In these webinars, presenters will share research-based strategies for improving writing through the use of data and effective instructional practices.

Writing Better: How Can Teachers Use Data to Individualize Instruction in Writing?

On October 11, 2017 from 3:00-4:00 pm ET, Drs. Kristen McMaster and Erica Lembke will present a data-based decision-making framework to individualize instruction for students with intensive needs in writing. They will describe Curriculum-Based Measures in writing, how these measures can be used for instructional decision making, and how teachers can access assessment tools for instructional decision making. 

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Writing Better: What Teachers Can Do Today To Enhance Their Students’ Writing?

On October 26, from 3:00-4:00 pm ET, Dr. Steve Graham will share an evidence-based framework for providing effective writing instruction. This will include the presentation of a variety of techniques that teachers can use today to improve their students’ writing. 

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About NCII

NCII is a national technical assistance center funded by the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). Our mission is to build capacity of state and local education agencies, universities, practitioners, and other stakeholders to support implementation of intensive intervention in reading, mathematics, and behavior for students with severe and persistent learning and/or behavioral needs. Learn more about the National Center on Intensive Intervention at www.IntensiveIntervention.org, email NCII@air.org, and follow us on Twitter at @TheNCII. 

 
Note - This webinar series is not provided by the NYS RTI TAC

RTI/MTSS Part II: Data-Based Decision Making & Instruction/Intervention Implementation

Posted 6 months ago

Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is a school-wide, data-drive prevention model designed to maximize the impact of academic and behavioral instruction and intervention on student outcomes. Key components of an RtI/MTSS framework include data-based decision making and tiered instruction. This all-day PD session is a continuation of an initial training on RtI/MTSS presented in 2016 and will address: 1) the use of data to evaluate the impact of instruction and interventions across tiers, different demographic groups, and for the school as a whole; and (2) the use of a problem-solving process to develop implement, and evaluate instruction/intervention.

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