Internet Resources and Organizations:  
This link takes you to the “ABC’s of RTI – Parents Guide to RTI” (PDF download).  This resource is found under the “Parents” section of the National Research Center on Learning Disabilities (NRCLD) website at .  There is other information as well as video clips and downloads of conference presentations.    
This link takes you to Response to Intervention: A Primer for Parents, an excellent resource for families on RTI.  The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) website also includes numerous other resources on RTI.  
This link takes you to the Response to Intervention section of the NICHCY website.  NICHCY stands for the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities, the federally funded source of a wealth of information on disabilities.  NICHCY serves the nation as a central source of information on:

  • disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth,
  • IDEA, which is the law authorizing special education,
  • No Child Left Behind (as it relates to children with disabilities), and
  • research-based information on effective educational practices.

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The National Center on Response to Intervention (NCRTI) provides technical assistance to states and school districts to build capacity in implementing proven models for Response To Intervention and Early Intervening Services.  The RTI Responder is an electronic newsletter published by NCRTI addressing RTI.   Issues are archived at:
This link takes you to a list of Parent and Family Resources on the RTI Action Network website.  The Network is dedicated to the effective implementation of Response to Intervention (RTI) in school districts nationwide.  Their goal is to guide educators and families in the large-scale implementation of RTI so that each child has access to quality instruction and that struggling students – including those with learning disabilities – are identified early and receive the necessary supports to be successful.  

Questions and Answers On Response to Intervention (RTI) and
Early Intervening Services (EIS) January 2007
on the IDEA – Building the Legacy, U.S. Department of Education website.  The final regulations for the reauthorized Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) were published in the Federal Register on August 14, 2006, and became effective on October 13, 2006. This is one in a series of question and answer documents prepared by OSERS to address some of the most important issues raised by requests for clarification on a variety of high-interest topics from the final regulations for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The responses presented in this document generally are informal guidance representing the interpretation of the Department of the applicable statutory or regulatory requirements in the context of the specific facts presented and are not legally binding. The Q&As are not intended to be a replacement for careful study of IDEA and the regulations. The statute, regulations, and other important documents related to IDEA and the regulations are found at
This link takes you to links within an alphabetical list of citations from web-based journals and other periodicals on RTI, Problem-Solving Approaches, Early Intervening Services, and Identification of Learning Disabilities.  The IDEA Partnership reflects the collaborative work of more than 50 national organizations, technical assistance providers, and organizations and agencies at state and local level.  The Partnership is funded by the federal Office of Special Education Programs.
This link takes you to Together on RTI: A Collection of Free Resources Selected by National Organizations for Their Members which is a webpage on the IDEA Partnership website that lists various free sources of information and resources on RTI.

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This link takes you to a list of 8 links to articles on RTI.  LD OnLine seeks to help children and adults reach their full potential by providing accurate and up-to-date information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD. The site features hundreds of helpful articles, multimedia, monthly columns by noted experts, first person essays, children’s writing and artwork, a comprehensive resource guide, very active forums, and a Yellow Pages referral directory of professionals, schools, and products.

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This link takes you to the homepage for the Council for Exceptional Children.  Search for RTI to find a number of resources.

Journals:   The Utah Special Educator is a professional journal published by the Utah Personnel Development Center (UPDC) for special educators, administrators, general educators, and other stakeholders.  Many issues include articles about RTI for professionals.

Two recommended issues: 

  • September 2007. Vol. 28 No. 1 — RTI and the Utah ABC Triangle: Matching Instruction to Student Need
  • November 2007. Vol. 28 No. 2  — RTI On the Front Lines: Top 10 Lessons from the Trenches & RTI and Preschool


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Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Journal: Educational Leadership

Two Recommended Issues:

  • Teaching to Student Strengths. September, 2006. Vol.64. No.1
  • Improving Instruction for Students With Learning Needs. February, 2007. Vol.64 No.5.  Note: An outstanding issue on all aspects of special education issues.



 Response to Intervention, Policy Considerations and Implementation, National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE), Inc.  PNA-0525 $15.00   Other publications on RTI $7.50 – $15.00   

RTI: a Practitioner’s Guide to Implementing Response to Intervention

“An invaluable resource that helps administrators increase the likelihood of success for students at risk and meet the requirements of NCLB, Reading First, and the reauthorization of IDEA 2004.”

ISBN-13:9781412957724  ISBN: 1412957729

Schools That Learn, A Fifth Discipline Fieldbook for Educators, Parents, and Everyone Who Cares About Education. Peter Senge 2000: Doubleday, NY.

ISBN-10: 0385493231 | ISBN-13: 978-0385493239