Response to Intervention

2019-2020 Professional Development Opportunities

Literacy for All - 2 Day session for teachers of 4th-12 graders

The reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act in 2004 and recent research in education both conclude the need for a Response to Intervention model for student success before Special Education services are needed. Specifically, the areas of reading, math, and behavior are included in the reauthorization.
Senate Bill (SB) 1153 Updates

Senate Bill (SB) 1153, 85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2017, changed Texas Education Code (TEC), Section 26.0081. The changes require the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to update the Student Handbook Statement, which is found here in English and in Spanish.

The changes also require local educational agencies (LEAs) to provide parents with notice whenever their child begins to receive intervention strategies. The notice must contain specific requirements. TEA has created a template that LEAs can use that meets the statutory requirements. The notice is available here in English and here in Spanish.

 Finally, TEA has developed a Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) document to assist LEAs and parents in understanding the requirements of SB 1153. That FAQ can be found here in English and here in Spanish.

The Building RTI Capacity project team is proud to announce the release of its newly revised A Resource for Student Evaluation Personnel in Schools Implementing Response to Intervention (RTI) (Revised)Revised in 2018 to reflect legislation related to parental notice, this booklet provides information and tools related to RTI and special education, collaborating for effective interventions, and using data to make intervention decisions.



Take a look at some of the common myths and pitfalls surrounding response to intervention implementation.










Schools identify students at risk for poor learning outcomes, monitor student progress, provide evidence-based interventions and adjust the intensity and nature of those interventions depending on a student’s responsiveness. The following websites contain information on tools that will prove helpful in selecting resources for your campus.
This webcast is designed to assist school leaders preparing to implement a Response to Intervention, or RTI, framework to reduce learning difficulties at their schools.





Parents and RTI
Parents are a vital foundation for student success and positive school community. The following websites provide presentations and information for parents to better understand the RTI process as well as activities parents can do with their children to support student achievement.

Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk Video Series: Helping Your Kid With...











RTI Contact:
Cynthia Hobbs 806-281-5840

Progress in the General Curriculum Statewide Network Resources

Texas PGC Site