The New York State Response to Intervention Middle School Demonstration Project (NYS RtI MS DP) is part of the NYS Education Department’s strategy to promote and build school district capacity to implement a systemic, response to intervention process. The NYS RtI MS DP operates off a Memorandum of Understanding between the State University College of New York at Buffalo and NYSED. Located on the campus of Buffalo State College and financially supported by the NYSED, Office of Special Education, the NYS RtI MS DP promotes the development and implementation of high-quality RtI frameworks in middle schools throughout the state.
Mission/Purpose: The purpose of the RTI Middle School Demonstration Project is to promote the development and implementation of high-quality RtI frameworks in middle schools throughout the state.
Facilitate, through the provision of technical assistance and professional development at an annual Summer Institute for the 10 NYSED-selected middle schools to develop RtI frameworks at the middle school level and implement high-quality, sustainable programs.
Evaluate the effectiveness of RtI programs implemented by the 10 NYSED-selected middle schools. Partner with the NYSED to facilitate and promote the responsive implementation and use of Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS) that addresses both academic and behavioral support in NYS middle schools.