Field Trip: Why RTI?

Why do Response to Intervention and Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports matter? In this interview, we speak with Jim Wright, author of The RTI Toolkit: A Practical Guide for Schools, about his experience in RTI and how schools can impact students with academic and behavioral tiered intervention systems.

We ask Jim about:

  • The relationship of school culture and climate to RTI and positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS)
  • The relationship between RTI and special education
  • The impact RTI/MTSS has on student outcomes
  • Current trends in RTI/MTSS
  • The roadblocks schools face when starting an RTI model, and steps to take to ensure a successful launch


RTI Resources

Resources from the Florida Center for Reading Research, with a range of school-wide academic screeners suitable for use in RTI/MTSS.

Resources from the Evidence-Based Intervention Network — research-based ideas for reading, math and behavior interventions, co-sponsored by school psychology programs at East Carolina University and the University of Missouri.