This compilation of Response to Intervention resources provides vetted* information for districts, teachers, parents and community members to understand the basics, principles and theories of RTI. The tools are divided into three categories: general RTI information, resources to help schools design and implement RTI, and professional training for educators.
- New Response to Intervention Guidelines. The Maine Department of Education released a guide in October 2012 to help schools and teachers identify students at risk for poor learning outcomes, monitor student progress, identify students with disabilities, provide evidence-based interventions, and adjust the intensity of those interventions depending on a student's responsiveness.
- National Center on Response to Intervention. Provides educators and families with technical assistance and information about proven and promising models for RTI.
- Center on Instruction. Materials and resources for effective RTI implementation and instruction.
- Parent Resources
- RTI Action Network. A guide for educators and families in the school- and district-wide implementation of RTI.
- Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports. Information and technical assistance for effective teaching and support of pro-social skills and support structures.
- Maine RTI Annual Report & Implementation Plan, 2010 (PDF, 2.14MB)
- Readiness Checklist (PDF, 889KB). A guide to ready your school for RTI in an organized manner.
- Maine School RTI Readiness Checklist (DOC, 338KB). Determine pre-conditions for implementing an RTI framework.
- Response to Intervention Blueprint Series. Provides step-by-step implementation guidelines, resources and tips from implementers with many years of experience.
- Early Childhood
- Center for Early Literacy Learning (CELL). Tools for families to promote literacy and language development in children ages birth to five.
- Center for Response to Intervention in Early Childhood. Information and resources for instruction and intervention with children ages two through five.
- Center for Evidence-based Practices to Improve Social Emotional Development of Young Children. Products and practices to help kids with, or at risk for, delays or disabilities.
- High School
- Special Education
- National Research Center on Learning Disabilities Resource Kit. Tool to help educators address specific learning disabilities using multi-tier supports such as RTI.
- RTI Training Network - Professional Development. Information about how to develop the skills needed to implement RTI with fidelity.
- The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk. Offers knowledge and practices to reduce academic, behavioral and social risk in all learners.
- IRIS Center for Training Enhancements. A clearinghouse of high-quality RTI resources for college and university faculty and professional development providers.
- RTI Training Video. Watch and learn about the academic problem-solving process, courtesy of the Colorado Department of Education.
*This website was designed and researched as part of a statewide and voluntary steering committee. Those involved with designing and researching this website are deeply committed to ensuring that all students learn at their highest potential possible, and have vast experience in RTI systems design, tiered interventions, progress monitoring and screening, and educating in the 21st century. The website workgroup committee is comprised of Susan Hayes, WestEd; Rachel Brown, University of Southern Maine; Matthew Drewette-Card, AOS #94; Jeanne Crocker, Maine Principal's Association; and Courtney Yeager, Maine Department of Education.