The National Center for Learning Disabilities’ RTI Action Network has developed this guide for parents and schools involved in implementing response to intervention (RTI) in the elementary grades. As schools work to implement this new approach, some confusion may arise, so parents should feel free to ask questions and raise concerns along the way.
This booklet reviews the basic components of any RtI process and includes questions parents might want to ask their child’s school to learn more about their RtI process. Also included are ways parents can get involved in the process and what to do and where to go if parents have questions or concerns.
This brief, released by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) in 2007, provides parents with an overview of RTI. It describes the essential components and key terms of RTI, the benefits it provides to students, the role RTI plays in special education eligibility, and the parents’ role in the RTI process. The brief also delineates steps parents can take to become more involved in RTI implementation, and concludes with a list of resources that would be useful to parents
The RTI Action 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. The RTI Action Network is a program of the National Center for Learning Disabilities, funded by the Cisco Foundation and in partnership with the nation’s leading education associations and top RTI experts. The link above provides families with information and resources to enable their understanding and participation in RtI implementation.
This article, by Kathleen McLane, appears on the family resources link of the National Center on Student Progress Monitoring website. The author gives parents a basic overview of curriculum based-measurement and its benefits. A link to an additional article is provided for parents seeking more detailed information about CBM.
This Website was developed by the Florida Center for Interactive Media through a special project funded by the State of Florida,
Department of Education, Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services, through federal assistance under the
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part B.