MTSS/RTI: Response to Instruction and Intervention Institute

This focused CORE institute is designed to lay the foundation for the implementation of a Response to Instruction/Intervention (RtI)/ MTSS system PK–12 that support the Common Core and other State Standards. Based on years of research and informed by the research of Dr. Mark Shinn, schools and districts will learn how to design a multi-tiered model with appropriate prevention and intervention materials, assessments, and processes to ensure regular education and special education services meet the needs of students. The RtI/MTSS model replaces the outmoded “wait to fail” method of identifying students for special education services after it is too late. Participants at the three-day institute will learn what comprises the three tiers; what types of assessments are necessary to make this model work; how to determine core, supplemental, and intervention materials; and guidelines for establishing a problem-solving approach and setting up teams. Through case studies, participants will apply the techniques and processes they learn each day.

Note:  This institute is designed for districts/school leadership teams new to RtI and multi-tier systems. Following this institute, and for schools/districts already knowledgeable about multi-tier models, CORE offers expert technical assistance on site to design and implement your own RtI system. Call for details.

Participant Outcomes:

  • Explain RtI and MTSS model.
  • Learn different assessment processes for different purposes.
  • Identify the goal-setting process for monitoring students.
  • Receive resources for a system for implementing a problem-solving approach.

Institute Outline:
Day 1: Three-Tiered Instruction Focus
•  Overview of RtI and federal requirements
•  Three-tiered instruction
•  Scientifically based research and the three tiers
•  Implementing the three tiers across a school and within a classroom

Day 2: Assessment Focus
•  Universal screening
•  Progress monitoring
•  Reading and interpreting data
•  Norms vs. standards
•  Case studies
•  Goal setting

Day 3: Problem-Solving Processes and Procedures
•  Standard tasks and steps
•  Problem identification and interviewing
•  Instructional planning forms
•  Team: Roles and functions
•  Policy implications
•  FAQs
•  Road map design

Levels: PK-12

Audience: District and site leadership teams, including special education leadership

Format: 3 days, consecutive or separate depending on situation

Materials: Participant Resource Notebook; Essential Components of RtI – A Closer Look at Response to Intervention April 2010, National Center on Response to Intervention