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RTI Q&A Series: What is RTI?

RTI Q&A Series: What is RTI?

Author: Nicole Bucka

1. To clarify the most frequently asked questions regarding Response to Intervention (RTI); in this case, "What is RTI?"

2.  Provide related resources and websites


This series is intended for a variety of uses including Flipped Professional Development, leadership support, and as part of a greater tool kit that is currently being designed.  Constructive feedback is always welcome.  Send feedback to Nicole Bucka at

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What is Response to Intervention?

This twelve minute video explains what RTI is and what it is not.

The National Center on Response to Intervention

A website for all things related to RTI-implementation tools, webinars, training modules, research briefs, and ask the expert talks.  This site also does a review of tools: progress monitoring (general outcome), progress monitoring (mastery measures), screeners, and instructional intervention tools.  Funded through American Institutes for Research and the US Offices of Special Education Programs, TA&D Network, Ideas that Work, this site is ideal for all stages of leading.

The RTI Action Network

Another website for all things RTI, the RTI Action Network's strength lies in its on-going collaboration with schools and districts actively implementing.  I consider this site to be BOTH the evidence base as well as the practice base of what it really looks like in schools that are implementing.  The 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.