High School

Response-ability: Response to Intervention in High School

Response to Intervention initiatives (also called Multi-Tiered Systems of Support) have found success in elementary and middle school. But these same strategies don't transfer directly to high school environments. Implementing RTI initiatives at the secondary level comes with its own unique challenges and opportunities. This collection covers the basics of RTI at the secondary level. Other collections focus on the individual components of RTI.
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Response-ability: Response to Intervention in High School
  • edutopia.org

    How to Implement Response to Intervention at the Secondary Level

    Mary Ann Steutermann says:
    The successes that elementary and middle schools have had by implementing Response to Intervention (RTI) strategies aren't a given in secondary classrooms. This blog post explains why the approach to high school RTI needs to be different.
  • rtinetwork.org

    RTI in Secondary Schools

    7 minute read
    Mary Ann Steutermann says:
    Too often, RTI in high school seems to be thought of as activities for students with documented learning or other disabilities. But many students who need help do not need special education services, and schools must answer these needs. This article discusses how RTI is different in high school, the role of "prevention," and the use of "discrepancy formulas." It dispels common RTI myths and outlines current challenges.
  • rti4success.org

    Essential Components of RTI – A Closer Look at Response to Intervention

    15 minute read
    Mary Ann Steutermann says:
    This scholarly article provides a solid framework for understanding RTI. It covers primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention strategies and it explains the difference between evidence-based and research-based curricula. The organization that publishes this article, The Center on Response to Intervention, has numerous other articles, webinars, and other tools designed to provide a theoretical foundation for the entire initiative.
  • air.org

    Using a Response to Intervention (RTI) Framework to Improve Student Learning

    4 minute read
    Mary Ann Steutermann says:
    In clear, easy-to-understand language, this blog post explains the impact of the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act in 2002 and how the "flexibility plans" of RTI meet this need. Understanding this context makes it easier for educators to value RTI initiatives.
  • Mary Ann Steutermann says:
    A research report from the National High School Center of the American Institutes for Research that discusses three different approaches to RTI at three different high schools in Colorado. It discusses the six components of RTI that the state identified as essential, how the three schools implemented RTI, and what results were found after three years.
  • Mary Ann Steutermann says:
    This website provides countless tools for RTI designed by the state of Florida. Although it does contain some theoretical background, this site's advantage is the numerous actual worksheets and tools that educators can apply directly. Unlike many other websites on the topic that are general in nature, the tools provided here actually include RTI resources for specific content areas.
  • Mary Ann Steutermann says:
    It's one thing to learn a lot about RTI. It's quite another to actually put an RTI initiative into action. This website from the RTI Action Network provides a series of articles that describe the various steps in implementing an RTI strategy once the plan for doing so is developed.
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BloomBoard Asks:What RTI initiatives have you found successful? Which areas are most challenging at the secondary level?