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August 21, 2013 ACTION UPDATE

NCLD’s School Transformation Model
The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) identified seven essential, evidence-based components to whole system reform to benefit all students. Watch the brief video describing NCLD’s School Transformation Model and explore the resources to discover how these components contribute to the effective implementation of a Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS), Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), and Response to Intervention (RTI).
RTI Blog: Response to Intervention Implementation Mistakes
It is no secret that school districts face major challenges as they work to fully implement all components of RTI. Read Lauren Campsen’s latest blog post, Response to Intervention Implementation Mistakes for an overview of five key components of Response to Intervention and an explanation as to why each is critical to the success of full and sustainable implementation.
Schools, Families, and Response to Intervention
When families and schools work together, student outcomes are enhanced. In this article, Amy Reschly highlights the necessity and promise of including families and family-school partnerships in the RTI framework. Read more to learn how RTI allows for the creation of engaged partnerships between educators and families through collaborative, structured problem-solving efforts.

Ask the Experts

When implementing RTI, is there a recommended ratio of students to teachers at different tiers of intervention?

Amanda VanDerHeyeden, Ph.D. explains that although decreasing the student to teacher ratio will permit more opportunities for individualized feedback, the intensity of interventions is at the heart of successfully implementing RtI.

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Creating Shared Language for Collaboration in RTI
As the school year begins, it is a perfect time to revisit the language used in your school around RTI and its essential processes to ensure all team members have a shared vocabulary for successful collaboration. “Creating Shared Language for Collaboration in RTI” reveals language that commonly causes confusion and provides tools that help establish a common framework to maximize language for collaboration.

Now Available: Field Guide to Implementing RTI
Developed by the National Center for Learning Disabilities’ RTI Action Network, the Field Guide to Implementing Response to Intervention Online Learning Modules, K6 is an online tool designed to help educators successfully implement Response to Intervention with fidelity. Featuring case studies, exercises, and videos with expert interviews and classroom footage, the six interactive, hour-long learning modules guide school teams step-by-step through the implementation planning process. Contact Corwin Press for a free demonstration.

Strategic Partnership Services
The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) is now offering strategic partnership services providing individualized assistance to school, district, and state administration in a variety of forms. Working in collaboration with school leadership and other stakeholders, we recommend specific solutions for improving implementation efforts in areas such as MTSS, RTI and PBIS. Dr. Stevan Kukic, NCLD’s Director for School Transformation, heads a team of the best and brightest thought leaders available to provide these strategic partnership services. For more information, contact Steve Kukic.

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