Funding for RTI
Because of the great importance of pilot sites in effective RTI implementation, teams must take great care in selecting pilot sites that will lead to the desired goals and outcomes of the pilot project. The information brief, RTI Pilot Site Selection: Things to Consider, guides teams through the steps of developing an RTI pilot site selection process. It provides team facilitators discussion questions that they can use to help teams examine their priorities, evaluation strategies, resources, and possible selection processes.
This document provides written responses from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) on the use of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) funds for the implementation of RTI and answers eight commonly asked questions on funding RTI.
Q and A: Questions and Answers On Response to Intervention (RTI) and Early Intervening Services (EIS)
This brief from 2007 describes the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and presents the answers to frequently asked questions regarding RTI and EIS. The brief was produced by the U.S. Department of Education. It may be of particular interest to state stakeholders who are beginning to implement RTI and are concerned with the interpretation of reauthorized IDEA, funding, and identification of specific learning disabilities.
This brief from 2007 explains the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the implications of the 2004 amendments. Project Forum organized a policy forum in October 2006 whose participants identified the challenges to implementing RTI and Early Intervening Services and provided recommendations for overcoming them. The brief was written by Paula Burdette.
This document, released by the Center on Instruction (COI) in 2009, provides a response to the common question “What are states, districts, and schools doing about RTI?” Through site visits and phone calls to five (three elementary and two middle) U.S. public schools, COI compiled information on how particular schools were implementing elements of RTI as of Spring 2007. COI presents this information in this document through the format of frequently asked questions (FAQs).
The U.S. Department of Education has created a new presentation that answers questions specifically about funds provided under three Federal programs:
This media (22-minute video clip) provides an overview of the IDEA provisions related to EIS and research-based interventions. It discusses how the goal of EIS is to improve the instruction of students at risk of failing by implementing scientifically-based, peer-reviewed research methods. Minutes 11 to 22 of the video discuss funding considerations. The moderator interviews Lou Danielson and Larry Wexler of the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). The video is closed-captioned and produced by the U.S. Department of Education.
This brief addresses the regulatory requirements regarding early intervening services (EIS). It was produced by the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) in the U.S. Department of Education. The resource is part of a broader collection of resources on EIS and RTI which can be found at here.