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April 3, 2014: Educators from Kansas and Michigan produced this video about the Multi-Tier Systems of Supports (MTSS) in their states. The video provides a description of MTSS, lessons learned from implementation and data to demonstrate student progress. This is a follow up from a presentation done at the NASDSE Annual Conference in Atlanta in October 2013. 

NASDSE’s Response to Intervention (RtI) initiative began in response to a need from the entire special education community to have more information about RtI. Our initiative began with a NASDSE Professional Development Satellite Conference in the fall of 2004, Addressing the Needs of Students with Learning Difficulties Through Response to Intervention (RTI) Strategies. Click here to order a copy of this NASDSE Professional Development Satellite Conference.

Response to Intervention: Policy Considerations and Implementation, an easily understandable guide to RtI. This best-selling book provides clear and concise background information about RtI for educators, administrators, higher education faculty and policy makers. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004) made important amendments to the federal special education law regarding the identification of students with learning disabilities. The book grounds RtI in law and policy predating IDEA 2004 in addition to walking the reader through the array of implementation issues. Click here to order a copy of this book. 

As interest in Response to Intervention (RtI) has continued to grow, researchers and practitioners have asked for research that validates this approach to teaching all students. NASDSE has gathered in one book, RtI Research for Practice, an annotated bibliography of research about RtI. As this 224-page book clearly shows, RtI is a research-based strategy that has proven positive outcomes for many students, including those with disabilities. Print copies of this 224-page book are available for just $20 plus shipping. Click here to order your copy of RtI, Research for Practice. Or, if you prefer, click here to download a copy of RtI, Research for Practice.

We held a second satellite conference, Making Responsiveness to Intervention (RTI) Work in Schools, in November, 2005.
Click here to order a DVD copy of this satellite conference. 

The newest materials available form NASDSE's RtI initiative are the Blueprint series. Two Blueprints, Response to Intervention Blueprints for Implementation: District Level and Response to Intervention Blueprints for Implementation: School Building Level, provide step-by-step implementation guidelines, resources and tips from RtI implementers with many years or experience. The Blueprints are intentionally designed to provide a framework around which RtI implementation can be built.

The Blueprints were developed jointly by NASDSE and the Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE). Print copies of the Blueprints are available for just $10 each plus a small shipping and handling fee. To order print copies, please click here. Or, to download a free copy of the Response to Intervention Blueprints for Implementation: District Level click here. To download a free copy of the Response to Intervention Blueprints for Implementation: School Building Level click here. To download a free copy of the Response to Intervention Blueprints for Implementation: State Level, click here.

Another new research document has recently become available. This research study investigated current and projected statewide RtI initiatives. Every state that responded indicated that some work on RtI was underway - either in current practice or under development. To read and download a copy of National Implementation of Response to Intervention: Research Summary, click here.

NASDSE is also working with many partners to get the word out on RtI. NASDSE is a founding partner with a new Response to Intervention initiative - the RTI Action Network - launched by the National Council on Learning Disabilities. The RTI Action Network is uniting the public and private sectors with representatives from general education, special education and family groups to support the implementation of Response to Intervention (RTI) in school districts nationwide. Its cornerstone is RTINetwork.org, a web-based source of research-based information and expert guidance on Response to Intervention. To connect to this new resource, go to: www.rtinetwork.org.

Additional materials on RtI also available from NASDSE include the following

  • Response to Intervention. NASDSE and the Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE) White Paper on RtI. This short paper provides a brief overview of RtI. Click here to download a free copy of the CASE White Paper on RtI.
  • Response to Intervention. A PowerPoint presentation on RtI that can be customized for your audience. Click here to download a free copy of the RtI PowerPoint presentation.
  • Myths about RtI Implementation. A short paper that debunks some of the misconceptions about RtI. Click here to download a free copy of Myths about RtI Implementation. 
  • The RtI Action Network. NASDSE is a founding partner with this new Response to Intervention initiative launched by the National Council on Learning Disabilities. The RtI Action Network is uniting the public and private sectors with representatives from general education, special education and family groups to support the implementation of Response to Intervention (RtI) in school districts nationwide. Its cornerstone is RTINetwork.org, a web-based source of research-based information and expert guidance on Response to Intervention. To connect to this new resource, go to: www.rtinetwork.org.
  • The IDEA Partnership. NASDSE has worked with its 55 national organization partners in our IDEA Partnership to develop an entire catalogue of materials developed by these organizations on RtI. For additional materials, please visit the website for NASDSE's IDEA Partnership, www.ideapartnership.org and click on Partnership Collection on RTI to view these materials.
  • Assisting Students Struggling with Reading: Response to Intervention (RtI) and Multi-Tier Intervention in Primary Grades. This guide offers five specific recommendations to help educators identify struggling readers and implement evidence-based strategies to promote their reading achievement. Teachers and reading specialists can utilize these strategies to implement RtI and multi-tier intervention methods and frameworks at the classroom or school level. Recommendations cover how to screen students for reading problems, design a multi-tier intervention program, adjust instruction to help struggling readers, and monitor student progress. Click here to download a copy of this report.

  

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