RTI Solutions for your classroom.

Schools and districts are applying the Response to Intervention (RTI) model to increase achievement for all students. As intervention specialists for more than 60 years, the EPS Literacy and Intervention team is committed to providing educators with high-quality instructional materials, assessments, collaboration tools, and ongoing professional development to successfully implement RTI.

See resources below to learn about implementing RTI or contact your local Sales Consultant for more information.

  • About RTI
  • Instruction & RTI
  • RTI Webinars
  • RTI Quicklinks

About RTI

Response to Intervention (RTI) is a model for providing support, instruction and assessment for learners at all ability levels across academic areas like reading, including phonics, comprehension, and vocabulary.

Aligned with federal legislation such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA 2004) and the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), as well as scientific research, this model establishes that districts operate under the principles that:
  • Early intervention is critical to the prevention of reading failure.
  • A problem-solving approach utilizing performance data informs better decisions.
  • A multi-tiered delivery model unifies district resources to support learning.

RTI emphasizes a process of providing services and supports to struggling students through assessing and monitoring, providing access to high-quality instruction and interventions, and continued measurement to help guide future instruction.

Following the administration of a screening for assessment, scores are analyzed so that students can be grouped into categories based on intervention needs:

Tier 1 Core intervention, typically appropriate for 80% of the student population
Tier 2 Targeted intervention, where 15% of the students will be placed
Tier 3 Intensive intervention, required for approximately 5% of the student population
RTI Tiers

Differentiated instruction and curriculum programs designed to best meet students’ needs are then introduced along with frequent progress monitoring. Consistently checking progress ensures that goals and expectations are clear and allows educators to adapt instructional practice as needed based on student performance results.

A variety of resources exist to help schools and districts effectively implement RTI. Click on the Quicklinks tab above for an annotated list of RTI-related websites or find your state in the NCRI RTI State Database for more information.

Maximize Student Achievement

Research-based materials are the cornerstone of RTI. EPS, a leader in reading intervention for more than 60 years, offers an array of programs that support students across all tiers. To learn more about these programs and see how they best align with the tier structure at your school or district, click a subject in the chart below to access links to EPS programs or download the full list.

Spotlight on Results

Explode The Code® Online
Grades K–4
Powered by CurriculaWorks

Explode The Code Online has helped thousands of struggling readers nationwide build the essential literacy skills needed for reading success:
  • Phonological awareness
  • Decoding
  • Vocabulary
  • Comprehension
  • Fluency
  • Spelling
Explode The Code

Studies show that students who used Explode The Code Online every day for 20 minutes for at least 10 weeks gained reading proficiency at a rate of at least three times that of students from the same schools who did not use the program.*

Try the online tutorial or contact your Sales Consultant for more information.

RTI Quicklinks

At EPS, we have been designing instruction to meet the diverse needs of learners for more than 60 years. We’re pleased to share a few online resources that support and inform educators like you.

National Center on Response to Intervention
A comprehensive resource offering policy documents, training briefs, links to state-specific databases, newsletters, on-demand webinars, downloadable tools and training that support educators implementing RTI.
RTI Action Network
Aligned with the NLCD, this site reflects the latest expert research on K–12 RTI implementation and offers forums, webinars, blogs, Q&A and podcasts on a variety of professional topics.
Response to Intervention: A Tiered Approach to instructing all students (video)
A concise, video overview that explains the three tired model that defines RTI.
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IDEA Partnership
A collection of materials for administrators, teachers and families that provides information on best practices, research and links to federal, state, and local resources.
Council of Administrators of Special Education, Inc.
A section of the CASE Web site devoted to RTI that provides whitepapers, PowerPoint presentations, videos and Web links.

U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences
Practical guides on a variety of research based recommendations and classroom topics are provided by the What Works Clearinghouse, a scientific research group founded by the U.S. Department of Education.

atlasinitiative for public education
A collection of videos and information that clarify the terms and process of RTI, developed by atlasinitiative, a Pennsylvania nonprofit organization dedicated to informing members of the public education community about research and topics pertinent to the advancement of public education.

National Center on Student Progress Monitoring
Developed with a grant from the U.S. Dept. of Education, this site provides excellent downloadable articles, presentations, FAQs, and additional resources about student progress monitoring, Curriculum-Based Measurement, applying decision making to IEPs and other research based topics.

RTI Glossary (Key Terms and Acronyms)

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