Illinois RtI Network: The I-RtI Network is a State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) initiative of ISBE and is administered under a multi-year grant awarded to Lee/Ogle Regional Office of Education 47 in June 2011. The overarching goal of this initiative is to:
The services of the Network primarily involve the delivery of high quality professional development based on adult learning principles and consisting of training, technical assistance, and coaching. For more information and to access numerous RtI-related resources, including a schedule of regional Networking Meetings that are open to all school and district teams, please visit http://www.illinoisrti.org/i-rti-network.
Illinois IHE Partnership: The Illinois Institutes of Higher Education (IHE) Partnership is another SPDG initiative of ISBE and is operated under a multi-year grant awarded to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in June 2011. The Partnership works with nine participating universities with educator preparation programs to:
- Facilitate incorporation of critical RtI content into undergraduate and graduate educator pre-service program curricula,
- Increase options for undergraduate and graduate student field experiences in school sites where RtI practices are in place and implemented with integrity, and
- Forge collaborative relationships with Illinois school districts to facilitate the placement of highly qualified general and special education teachers in low performing districts with high populations of students from low income backgrounds.
Additional information and numerous resources for IHE faculty can be accessed at http://www.illinoisrti.org/illinois-ihe-partnership.
Items of Interest
- Illinois State Response to Intervention (RtI) Plan
- Implementing RtI Using Title I, Title III, and CEIS Funds - Key Issues for Decision-makers
OSEP has released a PowerPoint presentation that provides some guidance on the use of federal funds to support response-to-intervention initiatives. This guidance clarifies how Title I, as well as Title III funds for English-language learners and Coordinated Early Intervening Services funds under IDEA, may be used to support tiered interventions and progress monitoring in an RTI model without violating the programs’ fiscal rules.
- Illinois RtI District Self-Assessment Template
With the development of the State RtI plan, the next step for the stakeholder group was to develop a district self-assessment template. The stakeholder group reviewed self-assessment tools from multiple technical assistance projects, such as ASPIRE, PBIS, and CHOICES. Additionally, the group reviewed RtI self-assessment tools from several different states.
The purpose of this self-assessment template is to assist districts in determining their initial readiness toward implementation of RtI to meet the learning needs of ALL students. This template will assist districts in gathering baseline information regarding current resources and practices addressing scientific research-based instruction, progress monitoring, ongoing assessment and levels of intervention and problem-solving.
ISBE hosted a Webinar training session on the Illinois Response to Intervention (RtI) District Self-Assessment on Friday, April 11, 2008.
District and School Building Level RtI Blueprints are now available from NASDSE. Visit the NASDSE Website Homepage and look under "Publications". These blueprints can be downloaded for free and print copies are available for only $10 plus shipping costs.
Resources for Parents and Families
The following documents and PowerPoint presentations were developed under Illinois ASPIRE, which was an ISBE-funded project that operated from 2005-2011 to support implementation of RtI in districts across the state.
- Response to Intervention (RtI) – A Parent's Guide
- Respuesta a la Intervención (RtI) – Un guía para padres
- Reading and Response to Intervention (RtI): Putting it All Together
- La Lectura y Respuesta a la Intervención (RtI): Juntándolo Todo
- Parents' Frequently Asked Questions on Response to Intervention (RtI)
- Preguntas frecuentes de los padres acerca de Respuesta a la Intervención (RtI)
- Parent Workshop: Response to Intervention (RtI): A Blueprint for ALL Students
- Taller de padre: Respuesta a la Intervención (RtI): Un plan para todos los alumnos
Other resources that may be of interest to parents and families are available via the following links:
- NASP Response to Intervention (RTI): A Primer for Parents
- RtI Action Network – Resources for Parents and Families
- Florida Center for Reading Research – Resources for Parents
- National Center on Student Progress Monitoring - Resources for Families
- National PBIS Network - Family Resources
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Response to Intervention (RtI)
- Special Education Eligibility and Entitlement within an RtI Framework
- NCLB Conference on the RtI Modules Slides
- Resource Manual 2008-2009
District Improvement Plans with Response to Intervention Components, School Improvement Plans, Restructuring Plans, and Title I District Plans.
- IDEA Partnership RtI Foundational Dialogue Guides
- Implementing RtI Using Title I, Title III, and CEIS Funds: Key Issues for Decision-makers (USDE Document)
- NDPC-SD Telephone seminar on "Supporting School Completion for Adolescent English Language Learners through Response to Intervention (2010)
- RTI Action Network
- The National Center on Response to Intervention
- National Center on Student Progress Monitoring
- What Works Clearinghouse
- National High School Center
- Tiered Interventions in High Schools: Using Preliminary 'Lessons Learned' to Guide Ongoing Discussion
- Closing the Gap Presentation: Illinois and Response to Intervention (March 30, 2009)
- Response to Intervention in Illinois - Conference for Teachers Serving Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Students (January, 2009)
- Triple I Conference Presentation: Response to Intervention in Illinois (November 22, 2008)
- Response to Intervention Plan Presentation (August 1, 2008)
Note: ISBE Webinars are in .wmv format and are best viewed using a PC and Windows Media Player. Mac users may need to download Windows Media Components for Quick Time to view videos http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-media-components-quicktime
- Culturally & Linguistically Responsive Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) for English Learners Webinar Video (February 6, 2014)