What's New at RtI?
  • 2013-14 RtI WEBINARS
    STRAND #4: RECOGNITION & RESPONSE: RTI GOES TO PREK
    Recognition & Response (R & R) is a tiered model for Prek with a dual focus on improving the quality of instructional practices for all children as well as providing additional supports for some children to ensure that every child succeeds in school. The R & R system was developed and validated by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with funding from the U.S. Department of Education and a private foundation. This webinar strand will focus on foundational issues and practical knowledge related to understanding and implementing R & R in a variety of early childhood settings. Webinars are organized around the Recognition component (formative assessment) and the Response component (foundational instruction and tiered interventions), including information about the collaborative problem-solving process and other supports for implementation.

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  • RESPONSE to INTERVENTION PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
    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).