Family Resources

This collection or resources provides information for parents and families abour RTI as well as information for schools about working with parents and families throughout RTI implementation. As a result of revisions to the website, links embedded within documents may no longer be correct. To ensure you are able to access supplemental or related materials search by the title of the document on the website.

Center Resources

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This resource is intended to help parents and families understand RTI by answering some frequently asked questions related to its structure and essential components. It also addresses the relationship between RTI and the referral and evaluation process for special education services.

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In this webinar, Dr. Darren Woodruff, former co-director for the National Center on Response to Intervention, and Debra Jennings, co-director of the Region 1 Parent Technical Assistance Center in New Jersey, discuss research related to parent involvement in the RTI process. They provide a general overview of research related to family engagement, a construct for developing strategies for intentional family engagement when implementing RTI, and discuss the importance of collaborating with OSEP-funded Parent Centers in addressing family engagement.

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This document was developed to help parents and other family members understand the essential components of RTI (screening, progress monitoring, multi-level prevention system, and data-based decision making), ask questions about RTI, and understand how the RTI framework may be used to help their children succeed in school.

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This document was developed to help middle school parents and other family members understand the essential components of RTI (screening, progress monitoring, multi-level prevention system, and data-based decision making), ask questions about RTI, and understand how the RTI framework may be used to help their children succeed in school.

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This brief provides a number of steps parents can take to ensure their child receives the benefits of Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM).

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This brief provides an overview of Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM). It explains how CBM, which provides current, week-by-week information on the progress children are making, can be helpful to parents.

Non-Center Resources

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This family guide provides an overview of the basic components of RTI and includes questions parents may want to ask their child’s school regarding how they can get involved in the RTI process. The guide also addresses the relation of RTI to the special education process. This guide was released by the National Center for Learning Disabilities in January 2008.

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This 2007 brief explains the connection between Early Intervening Services (EIS), as stipulated in the 2004 reauthorization of IDEA, and Response to Intervention (RTI).

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This 2007 brief provides an overview of Response to Intervention (RTI) and its primary components. It was created by the National Research Center on Learning Disabilities (NRCLD) and could be of particular interest to families who are looking for an introduction to RTI.

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This brief provides an overview of student progress monitoring. It may be of particular use for parents in helping them gather key information from their child’s school.