What's New at RtI?
    The NYS RtI-TAC presents: Response to Intervention and the Adolescent Reader: Responsive Reading Practices and Strategies

    Presented by Dr. Anita Archer at the Ramada Hotel & Conference Center, Getzville, NY 14068

    A significant number of adolescents enter middle school unable to read and understand complex informational or narrative text. These students would benefit from a multi-tiered system of support that provides responsive reading instruction across tiers of a Response to Intervention Model. The overall goal of this professional development session is to provide general and special education teachers, content area teachers, administrators, and support staff with foundational knowledge regarding best practices for older students who struggle to read.

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    Differentiating Core Instruction Within an RtI Framework is a 3-part webinar series that focuses on differentiated instruction within an RtI framework. It begins with a discussion of differentiated instruction as a teaching and learning process designed to address the diverse abilities of students in the same classroom. Succeeding sessions will discuss how classroom teachers can differentiate core instruction to accommodate the instructional needs of all students.

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    The Office of P-12 Education of the New York State Education Department (NYSED) announces the expansion of technical assistance resources to assist schools across the State to implement high quality programs of RtI and to seek “Applications of Interest” from school districts for technical assistance on RtI implementation from newly established regional professional development technical assistance teams. NYS school districts are strongly encouraged to avail themselves of the resources available through the State’s RtI Personnel Development Project. Further information regarding this project and application procedures are available by accessing the RtI-PDTeams field memo listed below.

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  • The NYS RtI TAC provides indirect technical assistance and professional development to NYS schools on RtI-related topics. If you were unable to attend our recent trainings presented by Dr. Sylvia Linan-Thompson on Effective RtI for English Language Learners and Dr. Carolyn A. Denton on Selecting and Implementing Evidence-Based Reading Interventions in an RTI Model, you may access them on our Professional Development tab or by clicking here.

  • Response to Intervention Plan Template
    Section 100.2(ii), added to Part 100 of the Commissioner's Regulations, set forth minimum requirements for using an RtI process to determine a student's response to research-based intervention. One of the minimum requirements outlined requests districts to establish a plan and policies for implementing school-wide approaches and pre-referral interventions [8 NYCRR section 100.2(ii)]. The Response to Intervention Plan Template for Individual Districts and schools provides guidance for documenting your district's RtI framework and implementation process.

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  • RtI Guidance Document
    The New York State Education Department is pleased to announce the release of the document Response to Intervention: Guidance for New York State School Districts. Response to Intervention (RtI) is a multi-tiered early prevention and intervention system designed to improve outcomes for all students. It is available at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/RTI/guidance/cover.htm or NYSED RtI Guidance Document.pdf. The purpose of the guidance document is to provide information and guidance to school districts on how to design and implement an effective RtI process, including, but not limited to information regarding regulatory requirements, quality indicators, staff development, tools to assist districts in selecting a specific model and procedures for the use of RtI data in determining if a student has a learning disability. This guidance document should be used in conjunction with information available from the New York State Response to Intervention Technical Assistance Center (NYS RtI-TAC).