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Subject: Response to Intervention Essential Components Document

Source: Thea Scott, Director of Three-Tiered Model Coordination, Office of Quality Schools

Intended Audience: All Educators

Date: September 15, 2010

The National Center on Response to Intervention has released a new document titled "Essential Components of RTI-A Closer Look at Response to Intervention."  This brief provides a definition of RTI, reviews essential RTI components, and responds to frequently asked questions.  The information presented is intended to provide educators with guidance for RTI implementation that reflects research and evidence-based practices and supports the implementation of a comprehensive RTI framework.

Please note that a live, online chat hosted by Dr. Tessie Rose Bailey will take place on September 21 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. CST.  Dr. Rose will answer previously submitted questions about the "Essential Components" document and any questions that arise during the online chat.

A link to the "Essential Components of RTI-A Closer Look at Response to Intervention" document, the archived webinar, and information about the online chat is available at