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About Us...
Response to Intervention (RtI) is an approach that schools use to help all students, including struggling learners. The RtI approach gives Texas students opportunities to learn and work at their grade level. The idea is to help all students be successful.
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Cynthia Hobbs
Cynthia Hobbs
Education Specialist
P: (806) 281-5840
E:chobbs@esc17.net
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.

Facts & Fibs...
Take a look at some of the common myths and pitfalls surrounding response to intervention implementation.
RTI Tools...

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.

Gearing up for Implementation of Response to Intervention: A "To Do" List for School Leaders

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.
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