This page provides biographical information about the staff that support the Center on RTI at AIR.
This annotated bibliography, published by the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE), is a compilation of research about RTI. The authors Amy-Jane Griffiths, Lorien B. Parson, Matthew K. Burns, Amanda VanDerHeyden, and W. David Tilly identified seminal articles for each topic presented in the publication. The topics progress from problems concerning traditional learning disability diagnostic approaches, to RTI service delivery, implementation and assessment, and conclude with areas of concern regarding RTI. A glossary of terminology is also included.
In this webinar, Dr. Russell Gersten provides an overview of the research related to RTI and mathematics and describes specific guidelines for implementation for grades K-7. The webinar includes discussions of effective instructional practices for interventions, strategies for screening and progress monitoring, and criteria to think about when selecting intervention curricula. The webinar also offers a candid appraisal of the quality and quantity of research on these topics.
In this webinar, Dr. Darren Woodruff, former co-director for the National Center on Response to Intervention, and Debra Jennings, co-director of the Region 1 Parent Technical Assistance Center in New Jersey, discuss research related to parent involvement in the RTI process. They provide a general overview of research related to family engagement, a construct for developing strategies for intentional family engagement when implementing RTI, and discuss the importance of collaborating with OSEP-funded Parent Centers in addressing family engagement.
This media (22-minute video clip) provides an overview of the IDEA provisions related to Early Intervening Services and research-based interventions. It discusses how the goal of EIS is to improve the instruction of students at risk of failing by implementing scientifically-based, peer-reviewed research methods. Minutes 11 to 22 of the video discuss funding considerations. The moderator interviews Lou Danielson and Larry Wexler of the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). The video is closed-captioned and produced by the U.S. Department of Education.
What are early warning systems and how can they be used for universal screening at the high school level?
Watch and listen as Mindee O'Cummings answers this question.
Watch and listen as Dr. Don Deshler addresses this question.
Despite inclusion within federal and state policies and the wide implementation of tiered frameworks in both academics and behavior, confusion with terminology, how to understand the continuum of services and level of evidence across the framework, and how to serve culturally and linguistically diverse populations continue to exist and challenge implementation success. Panelists review current research and provide relevant examples from the field to assist practitioners in tackling these topics.
Watch and listen as Dr. Allison Gandhi addresses this question.
In this presentation, Drs. Dia Jackson and Jennifer Pierce focused on two key lessons learned about RTI implementation based on findings from a recent study conducted by Balu, Zu, Doolittle, Schiller, Jenkins, & Gersten (2015) and work with states and districts. The session shows how seemingly small decisions related to fidelity of implementation can have a powerful impact on student outcomes and provides recommendations for how to implement RTI to achieve improved student learning outcomes.