Response to Intervention (RtI)

Information for parents of children in grades K-4.

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. To learn more, read the New York State Education Department pamphlet on Response to Intervention HERE.

Additional Resources listed in the NYSED pamphlet:

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  • National Center on Response to Intervention, December 2007,
    This website is developed and maintained by the federally-funded National Center on RtI. Among the many resources, there are a number relating to parents and parental involvement. Since it is a new and active website, the number of resources will grow.

  • National Reading Panel. TEACHING CHILDREN TO READ: An Evidence-Based Assessment of the Scientific Research Literature on Reading and Its Implications for Reading Instruction. Updated 10/06 (Materials retrieved 5/08)

  • National Research Center on Learning Disabilities (NRCLD).(2006, April). Getting Started with SLD Determination: After IDEA Reauthorization. Johnson, E. & Mellard, D.F.

  • New York State Education Department (NYSED) -

  • NYSED, Special Education Office – Assistance for Parents -

  • New York State Response to Intervention Technical Assistance Center. The NYS RtI-TAC is funded by the NYS Education Department as part of the Department’s strategy to promote and build school district capacity to implement a systemic, response to intervention process.

  • Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports -

  • Reading First: A Closer Look at the Five Essential Elements of Effective Reading Instruction, Learning Point Associates, 2004.

  • The ABCs of RtI, Elementary School Reading, A Guide for Parents, Mellard, D., McKnight, M., Deshler, D., December 2007