Overview

Funded by the Texas Education Agency (TEA), the goal of the Building Capacity for Response to Intervention Implementation Project is to build capacity for Texas schools to implement Response to Intervention (RTI) as a means for improving student achievement, reducing the number of students with learning difficulties, and reducing disproportionality.

The project focuses on disseminating information, resources, and tools designed to enhance the use of an instructional decision-making model for RTI in the areas of reading, mathematics, and behavior.

Web site resources address steps for campus-level RTI implementation, from conducting a campus needs assessment, developing an action plan, promoting teacher collaboration, designing differentiated instruction and intervention, to answering parents’ questions.

Major activities for the Building Capacity for Response to Intervention (RTI) Implementation project include:

  • Disseminating the Campus RTI-Progress Monitoring Tool (RTI-PMT) ;
  • Creating free online professional development modules and resources;
  • Collaborating with TEA and the Regional Education Service Centers to disseminate information and provide venues for Texas school leaders and stakeholders, including foster care service providers;
  • Promoting use of RTI as a means for school improvement, especially in districts that are targeting disproportionality; an
  • Maintain and update the project website, http://buildingrti.utexas.org, to give Texas educators, parents, and other stakeholders “24/7″ access to RTl implementation information 

Selected Publications

Featured Professional Development Resources

Findings (Publications and Presentations)

Logo for Building Capacity for Response to Intervention Implementation Project

Contact Information

Kathleen Walker
Project Coordinator
kathleen_walker@austin.utexas.edu -

Principal Investigators

  • Pamela Bell

Funding Agency

Website

The project website, http://buildingrti.utexas.org, features RTI-related information and resources, including short podcasts and video clips; professional development modules and presentations; and tools for campuses to use in conducting needs assessments, planning activities, and professional development.