General resources includes multiple and varied informational sources (e.g., articles, presentations, reports, webinars, briefs) on topics relation to RtI.  Use the tabs below to select information specific to a key feature of RtI.

NYSED Field Memos

Implementation of Response to Intervention Programs

James P. DeLorenzo, Statewide Coordinator for Special Education, Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities

A NYSED field memo describing the policy framework for RtI in regulations involving school-wide screenings, minimum components of RtI programs, parent notification, and the use of RtI to identify students with learning disabilities.

The Office of P-12 Education of the New York State Education Department (NYSED) announces the expansion of technical assistance resources to assist schools across the State to implement high quality programs of RtI and to seek “Applications of Interest” from school districts for technical assistance on RtI implementation from newly established regional professional development technical assistance teams. NYS school districts are strongly encouraged to avail themselves of the resources available through the State’s RtI Personnel Development Project. Further information regarding this project and application procedures are available by accessing the RtI-PDTeams field memo listed below.

Guidance Documents

A Parent's Guide to Response to Intervention

New York State Education Department

This pamphlet provides parents, families and others with information regarding Response to Intervention (RtI). RtI is a process used in schools to provide well-designed instruction, closely monitor all students’ progress and provide additional instructional supports to students who are struggling. This additional help is to assist those students to keep up with learning in their classrooms, particularly in the areas of reading and math. At the end of this pamphlet, there is a reference list which provides sources for additional information for parents and websites where these resources can be found.

The pamphlet is now available in Spanish, Korean, Russian, Chinese, and Haitian Creole (see link below).


Response to Intervention: Guidance for New York State School Districts

The University of the State of New York The State Education Department

The purpose of the guidance document is to provide information and guidance to school districts on how to design and implement an effective RtI process, including, but not limited to information regarding regulatory requirements, quality indicators, staff development, tools to assist districts in selecting a specific model and procedures for the use of RtI data in determining if a student has a learning disability. This guidance document should be used in conjunction with information available from the New York State Response to Intervention MS Demonstration Project.

Power Point Presentations

A powerpoint presentation developed by the U.S. Department of Education that provides guidance regarding the use of funds under Title I and Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education (ESEA) and Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CEIS) under IDEA for the RtI process model


Quality Indicator Review and Resource Guides for Literacy

New York State Education Department P-12, Office of Special Education

Developed in collaboration with representatives from the Special Education Training and Resource Centers (SETRCS), New York State Education Department P-12, Office of Special Education personnel, and Dr. Lori Strong from the College of St. Rose, the guide identifies quality indicators of best practice instruction in literacy at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Presented in chart-format, the guide can be used as a tool to assess the quality of a school district’s instructional literacy program. The guide can be used to determine major areas of need and plan for necessary changes to literacy instruction.


A branch of the New York State Education Department, that provides information regarding regulations and services for individuals with disabilities.

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