Secondary Schools

This collection of resources is specific to MTSS/RTI implementation at the middle and high school levels. As a result of revisions to the website, links embedded within documents may no longer be correct. To ensure you are able to access supplemental or related materials search by the title of the document on the website.

Non-Center Resources


This 2007 brief describes issues related to the implementation of RTI at the high school level and explains the supports needed to implement an RTI system. The resource provides an overview of RTI and describes specific components, including a comparison of the standard treatment and problem solving approaches. In addition, the brief describes current research on RTI and secondary education and also provides a case study of a high school that implemented RTI. It was written by Helen Duffy and released by the National High School Center.


This 2007 brief provides an orientation to the Content Literacy Continuum (CLC) model a replicable district-level model of instruction to meet the differentiated needs of struggling adolescents. CLC is a five-level model that is aligned with a 3-tiered RTI instructional model that takes a systems approach to providing adolescents with literacy instruction and intervention. The goal of the model is to decrease the achievement gap, improve adolescent retention, and provide teachers with specific methods of instruction. The brief provides an overview of different stakeholders’ role in planning and implementing the model and givesspecific literacy strategies and interventions that might be used. The brief was written by Leslie McPeak and Lisa Trygg for the Stupski Foundation.