NYS Regulations define RtI as a school district's process to determine if a student responds to scientific, research-based instruction. For a complete definition of RtI and related RtI policy framework see April 2008 NYSED Field Memo or visit 8 NYCRR section 100.2(ii) Click here for additional information.
The New York State Response to Intervention Technical Assistance Center (NYS RtI-TAC) is supported through a Memorandum of Understanding between Buffalo State College and the New York State Education Department, Office of Special Education. Our mission is to support capacity-building efforts of NYS schools to implement proven and promising practices within a Response to Intervention model. This website is designed to provide resources and tools to educators and families regarding effective RtI practices. Please consider this website a work in progress that will continue to expand and evolve as we continue to add additional RtI resources.
Effective July 1, 2012, all school districts in NYS must have an RtI program in place as part of its evaluation process to determine if a student in grades K-4 is a student with a learning disability in the area of reading. (NYSED, 2009)