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How RTI Works in Secondary Schools

Building a Framework for Success

Focusing on the unique response to intervention challenges faced by those working in a secondary school—including larger student and educator populations, curriculum specializations, a growing achievement gap, and more—the authors outline three imperative components of a successful RTI program and then provide action steps and examples illustrating how each component should surface within the different RTI tiers.


  • Gain resources and reproducibles to begin building an RTI framework at the secondary level.
  • Find action steps and practical examples of RTI implementation in secondary schools.
  • Learn strategies for how to identify students with and without specific learning disabilities through the secondary RTI process.

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Chapter 1: What is RTI, and What Does It Look Like in Secondary Schools?
Chapter 2: Getting Started: What Does It All Mean?
Chapter 3: The Steps of the RTI Journey: Creating Your Map
Chapter 4: Tier 1 Assessment: Screening for Secondary Students
Chapter 5: Tier 1 Core Instruction: Academics
Chapter 6: Tier 1 Core Instruction: Schoolwide Positive Behavior Supports
Chapter 7: Tier 1 Problem Solving: The Systems Level
Chapter 8: Tier 2 Assessment: Progress Monitoring Options
Chapter 9: Tier 2 Supplemental Instruction: Standard Treatment Protocol
Chapter 10: Tier 2 Problem Solving: Managing Supplemental Interventions
Chapter 11: Tier 3 Assessment: Data That Drive Instruction
Chapter 12: Tier 3 Instruction: Intensive Support for Complex Learners
Chapter 13: Tier 3 Problem Solving: Managing Intense Interventions
Chapter 14: RTI and Special Education Entitlement Under SLD