Foundations Of Response To Intervention –


(3 credits)

This course provides participants with the background and history of Response to Intervention. Participants explore school-wide screening, data-based decision making, progress monitoring, and culturally responsive assessment practices. Participants also analyze the characteristics of Tiers I, II, and III, recommend evidence-based interventions, and describe the roles of school personnel in Response to Intervention implementation.
This graduate-level course is weeks. This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor.

Selecting Curricula and Interventions

  • Recommend evidence-based interventions that differentiate instruction.
  • Analyze research-based curricula.

Roles of School Personnel in Response to Intervention Implementation

  • Recommend ideas that support coordination and collaboration among stakeholders in the Response to Intervention process.
  • Describe the roles of school personnel in Response to Intervention implementation.

Principles of Response to Intervention

  • Articulate necessary factors to implement Response to Intervention for culturally and linguistically diverse learners.
  • Explain the importance of fluid student movement between tiers.
  • Analyze the levels of intensity of interventions implemented in Tiers I, II, and III.
  • Summarize the key characteristics of Tiers I, II, and III.
  • Describe the components of Response to Intervention.
  • Formulate a rationale for Response to Intervention.

Data Collection, Decision Making, and Implementation

  • Explain the importance of culturally responsive assessment practices.
  • Discuss the challenges and importance of fidelity of implementation.
  • Summarize the purpose and process of progress monitoring.
  • Describe the process of data-based decision making.
  • Justify the role of school-wide screening.

Background and History of Response to Intervention

  • Explain the relationship of Response to Intervention to IDEA 2004 and No Child Left Behind.
  • Summarize the history of Response to Intervention.

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