This collaborative report summarizes what the High School Tiered Interventions Initiative (HSTII) has learned about effective implementation of RTI in high schools. It provides a brief description of the RTI framework and the essential components of RTI, illustrates how the essential components of RTI are implemented at eight high schools, and highlights contextual factors unique to high schools as well as how these factors can affect school-level implementation of tiered interventions.
In addition to this report, in an effort to support educators wishing to understand the essential components of RTI and apply them in high school, the HSTII has also developed training module Summary of Tiered Interventions in High Schools: Using Preliminary ‘Lessons Learned’ to Guide Ongoing Discussions and a Contextual Factors of Implementation Planning Template, both based on the published document. The presentation summarizes what the collaborative has learned thus far about tiered intervention implementation in high schools. The template is a tool to facilitate discussions about high school tiered interventions with school staff.