Internet Resources and Organizations:

Click here for the Parents Rights in an Era of RTI (PDF download).  This resource is found under the “Learn the Law” section of the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) website at  

Effective Use of Instructional Response Data in Evaluation for Special Education Due to a Specific Learning Disability   is a pdf that is an excellent resource for those looking at how RTI can be used in Special Education determination.  The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) website also includes numerous other resources on RTI. is a module on Early Intervening Services and Response to Intervention in Part B of IDEA on the the Center for Parent Information and Resources website. This website is a wealth of information on disabilities.  CPIR serves Parent Centers across the nation as a central source of information.

National Center on Response to Intervention  has a PDF that provides a graphic of RTI.

Click here for 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 will take you to topic based 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.  Together on RTI: A Collection of Free Resources Selected by National Organizations for Their Members  is a web page also on  on the IDEA Partnership website that lists various free sources of information and resources on RTI.

Response to Intervention: A Primer for Parents, an excellent resource for families on RTI.  This webpage also includes additional links 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. is a great site to search for RTI to find a number of resources.



Link to Policy and Practice Considerations for Response to Intervention: Reflections and Commentary put out by the Hammill Institute on Disabilities entitled Journal of Learning disabilities.  There are also links within this website to other articles related to RTI.­ 

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Journal: Educational Leadership

Two Recommended Issues:


Books to Support Implementation:

 Response to Intervention, Policy Considerations and Implementation, Published by, National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE), Inc.  PNA-0525   

Description:  The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004) made important amendments to the federal special education law regarding the identification of students with learning disabilities. The book grounds RtI in law and policy predating IDEA 2004 in addition to walking the reader through the array of implementation issues.   

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.

Description:Created by bestselling author and MIT senior lecturer Peter Senge and a team of educators and organizational change leaders, this new addition to the Fifth Discipline Resource Book series offers practical advice for educators, administrators, and parents on how to strengthen and rebuild our schools.

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