KU Center for Research on Learning

KU Center for Research on Learning

DAS Projects

National Center on Response to Intervention

The Center addresses RTI technical assistance needs of state educational agencies and links states and regional resource centers with relevant professional development by providing information, resources, and opportunities through communication and networking.

Click on the links below to access articles, presentations, and webinars by Daryl Mellard, Don Deshler, Melinda McKnight, and Sara Prewett who are a part of Response To Intervention at KU’s Center for Research on Learning - Division of Adult Studies.

RTI in Middle Schools: Frequently Asked Questions
This gives guidance for middle schools implements RTI, by answering frequently asked questions and providing “snap shots” of current middle school practices.

RTI Scheduling Process for Middle Schools
Sara Prewett addresses frequently asked questions about creating a workable schedule for students, faculty, and staff when establishing RTI and provides examples of how some schools have modified their existing school schedules

Response to Intervention Practices in Middle Schools
In this webinar, Daryl Mellard and Sara Prewett present information from a national study of RTI practices and implementation in middle schools.

RTI in Middle Schools
In this webinar, Daryl Mellard and Sara Prewett provide an overview of current RTI practices in middle schools.

If I were a leader in a district and we decided we wanted to implement RTI district-wide, what would be the top three things you would encourage me to figure out first?
Daryl Mellard explores the essential beginning stages to set up RTI in schools district-wide

What role do parents play in the RTI process, including when do they become involved, are they on the decision making team,a dn where can they learn more about RTI?
Daryl Mellard discusses roles of parents in the RTI process

Monitoring Fidelity in RTI
This webinar, by Daryl Mellard, provides background knowledge about fidelity and how it plays an integral role within the entire RTI framework at the school and classroom levels.

The ABCs of RTI: A Guide for Parents
This brief provides information for parents on whatchildren may experience in schools that use RTI to identify andinstruct children with specific learning disabilities.

Understanding Responsiveness to Intervention in Learning Disabilities Determination
This brief provides an overview of the features associated with RTI and briefly outlines activities involving staff from the six Regional Resource Centers, the National Research Center on Learning Disabilities, and selected school districts nationwide.

Integrating IDEA Provisions with School Reform: Early Intervening Services (EIS) and Responsiveness to Intervention (RTI)
This presentation describes RTI and Early Intervening Services (EIS), provides an overview of RTI implementation in local sites, and discusses where to begin with EIS and RTI.

RTI for Identification of SLD: Early Intervening Services (Part 2)
This presentation provides an overview of RTI, its components and uses, including determining specific learning disabilities, as well as the connection between RTI and Early Intervening Services and implementation lessons.

Response to Intervention and SLD Identification
This presentation provides an overview of RTI and how it can be used for the determination of Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD).

RTI and Scaling Up
This presentation describes important policy shifts regarding RTI, differentiating RTI models, and scaling up RTI.

What are the major differences between elementary and secondary RTI?
Don Deshler explores the differences between implementing RTI in elementary ages compared to secondary education students.

What work or research is currently being done around secondary RTI that we see in the future
Don Deshler examines what is being done with implementation of RTI in secondary education settings and the hopes for the future

RTI in Middle and High School: How will the Game Play Out?
This presentation addresses RTI at the secondary level.

To learn more about the National Center on Response to Intervention, click here to access their website.

Projects Details

Co-Principal Investigator, Daryl Mellard

Co-Principal Investigator, Don Deshler

Program Associate, Melinda McKnight

Program Associate, Sara Prewett