Developing an RTI Guidance Document

A guidance document provides an overview and an explanation of the core components of Response to Intervention (RTI) for a state, district, or school. In other words, it describes what RTI is and what it is not. The guidance document is not a substitute for training and should not be viewed as the only step in implementation; however, creating a guidance document is critical in supporting schools’ or districts’ understanding and implementation of RTI. This tool addresses frequently asked questions about guidance documents and includes a template to help states, districts, and schools develop their own documents.