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The RTI Startup Guide

Tools and Templates for Schoolwide Implementation

This all-inclusive guide outlines the steps to establish an RTI team and system, and provides the checklists, forms, templates, examples, and tools necessary to streamline implementation.

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  • Grade Level: PreK-12, Elementary, Secondary
  • ISBN: 9781452230870
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2012
  • Page Count: 152
  • Publication date: October 11, 2012

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Why reinvent the wheel? Use these ready-made tools to implement RTI!

Has your Response to Intervention (RTI) initiative gotten off track? Or are you having difficulty getting started? Many educators understand the research and theory behind RTI, but they encounter roadblocks when it comes to setting up a functional RTI team and system. This all-inclusive guide outlines the steps necessary to establish a program that will empower learners and teachers alike. Veteran educator and team leader Cindy Lawrence has compiled forms, checklists, examples, and words of wisdom to streamline your RTI implementation. Lawrence considers the practical challenges that team members face, including how to:

  • Set up an effective team, from leader to record keeper
  • Set goals based on school assessment scores
  • Determine the method for assessing struggling students
  • Compile a comprehensive case file to maximize learner development
  • Successfully communicate with parents

Online, you'll find The RTI Startup Guide companion website packed with the tools and templates in the book that are ready-to-use and designed specifically to save you time and get your team running smoothly. Take what you already know and apply it today with this treasure-trove of real-life, real-time tools!



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Cindy Lawrence

 Cindy Lawrence has been an educator for over 20 years. She has a B.S. in Elementary Education and Early Childhood from Lamar University and an M.Ed in Education with a concentration in curriculum and instruction from American Intercontinental University. 

Cindy helped coordinate the RTI system in her district and on her school campus and served on her district RTI team. In doing this job, Cindy was faced with the task of implementing and “selling” RTI to the staff. Over the first three years, she asked every RTI question, along with researching who, when, where, what, and HOW to put together a team. There were many books and websites that discussed RTI on a district level, but there was not a lot of information on how to start RTI with a team in a school. The most difficult part in implementation was determining where to start. Believing that educators need simple solutions and suggestions, Cindy put all that she learned together for others. Her hope is that the information in this book will guide a school step by step in forming an effective RTI team and system.

Cindy has been married for over 20 years to an incredible man. They have two children who are the reason for Cindy’s passion in education. Her goal is to contribute to education for her own children as well as for her students.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

List of Figures



About the Author

What Is RTI?

Steps to Setting Up a Campus RTI System

1. Establish Committee Roles

2. Establish a Leader

3. Set Criteria

4. Set Goals

5. Set Meeting Dates

6. Set Meeting Guidelines

7. Strategies and Intervention Programs

8. Forms and Documentation Examples

9. Tracking Chart

10. Progress Monitoring

11. Brochures or Literature: For School RTI and Parent Communication

12. Confidentiality

13. School Referral to RTI Process: Staff Information

14. Campus Resource Library

15. How to Start and End a Year With RTI





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Related Resources

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