AIR works with three school districts in Missouri as part of the National Center on Intensive Intervention (NCII) (www.intensiveintervention.org). Since December 2012, two elementary schools from each district have served as pilot schools for intensive TA, which includes training and coaching supports to build school and district capacity to implement data-based individualization in reading, mathematics, and behavior for students with severe and persistent learning and/or behavioral needs. AIR works closely with professors from the University of Missouri to provide training and consultation to our partner districts and to provide support for our coaches, who are graduate students at the university.
Additionally, AIR worked with Missouri from 2010 through 2012 to support development of foundational knowledge about RTI by conducting a series of RTI awareness trainings across the state, collaborating with the state to develop a guidance document, and conducting a needs assessment. AIR helped implement a train-the-trainer series on screening, progress monitoring, and multi-level prevention systems to build the capacity of Missouri trainers to assist with RTI implementation. Center staff also assisted in the development of an action plan at the state level and provided information and resources at development site meetings.