EDSN 527 Response to Intervention and Beyond (Pre-K-12)

EDSN 527: Response to Intervention and Beyond


 Course Instructor, Stephen York 


This is an inquiry-based study.  It considers the philosophy, best practices, and implementation of the Response to Intervention (RTI) in school districts and individual classrooms, as mandated by the reauthorization of IDEA, 2004, and in compliance with the State of Maine Special Education Regulations, Section III.  RTI is a three-tired model with applications to academic and behavioral components to foster student success.  This course is appropriate for regular and special educators as well as paraprofessionals, preK-12.



Chidsey, Rachel, Louise Bronaugh, and Kelly McGraw.  RTI in the Classroom: Guidelines and Recipes for Success.  New York: Guilford Press, 2009. Click here to buy at Amazon.com

State of Maine, Department of Education, RTI Resources:  http://www.maine.gov/doe/rti/



Mager, Robert F.  Measuring Instructional Results.  3 ed. Atlanta, GA:  Center for Effective Performance, 1997.  Click here to buy at Amazon.com

Mager, Robert F.  Preparing Instructional Objectives: A Critical Tool in the Development of Effective Instruction. 3 ed. Atlanta, GA: Center for Effective Performance, 1997. Click here to buy at Amazon.com


Upon successful completion of this course, educators will demonstrate knowledge and competencies in the following areas of study:

  1. Identification and implementation of the beliefs, definitions, core components, three-tiered model, school district readiness plans, universal screenings, and curriculum-based measurements for elementary and secondary school level.
  2. Participation in a professional learning community to implement the RTI model.
  3. Investigation and consideration of the socio-economic-political influences on school systems, the stake-holders in student success, and the collaboration required between school-family-community to improve the odds of student success, including the developmental impact and appropriateness of high-stakes testing and assessments on students.
  4. To implement RTI through:  critical & creative teaching, 21st century skills & research-based best practices.