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Core Component 5: Research-Based Intervention

The first collection of selected Web sites provides research-based intervention programs screened by qualified professionals. The second collection provides support for educators on how to use such Web resources.

Core Component 5: Research-Based Interventions
The following Web site collection starts with a list of Web sites that serve as resource centers for compiling research-based interventions and tools. The second collection of Web resources provides support with using research-based materials. Finally, relevant resources from a prolific intervention Web site, LD OnLine.org, are provided.

Research-based Collections

  1. Best Evidence Encyclopedia External link opens in new window or tab.
    Provides reviews of research-proven educational programs by Johns Hopkins University School of Education's Center for Data-Driven Reform in Education (CDDRE).
  2. The Center on Instruction External link opens in new window or tab.
    Develops and identifies free resources that Regional Comprehensive Centers use in their pursuit of high quality instruction, particularly students with difficulties learning mathematics, students needing intensive instruction, or special needs/diverse learners, including English language learners. Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U. S. Department of Education (ED).
  3. Focus on Effectiveness: Research-based Strategies External link opens in new window or tab.
    Provides reviewed, research-based instructional strategies covering topics such as graphic organizers, cooperative learning, student goal-setting, simulations and games, and higher-order thinking skills. Multi-media presentations, technology-infused lessons, instruction, and classroom examples are included. Northwest Regional Education Laboratory.
  4. Instructional Intervention Tools External link opens in new window or tab.
    Includes a chart with reviews for math, reading, and language arts intervention programs. It is intended to be used as a consumer report. National Center on Response to Intervention (NCRTI).
  5. Using Technology to Enhance RtI Implementation External link opens in new window or tab.
    Includes tables on technology-based reading interventions and progress monitoring tools. By Matthew K. Burns. RTI Action Network.
  6. What Works Clearinghouse External link opens in new window or tab.
    Delivers information from reviews about the effectiveness of a large variety of programs; relevant products and practices can be located through the “Find What Works” tool. Institute of Education Sciences, ED.

Support Using RtI Research-based Resources

  1. Making Decisions about Adequate Progress in Tier 2 External link opens in new window or tab.
    Discusses identification of students not progressing adequately in Tier 2 and assists implementers in making informed decisions about selecting assessments and interventions. Provides specific tests and next-step suggestions. By Douglas D. Dexter and Charles Hughes. (2009) RTI Action Network.
  2. Mathematics Intervention at the Secondary Prevention Level of a Multi-Tier Prevention System External link opens in new window or tab.
    Six key principles are presented with consideration as to how they can be implemented in real-world teaching contexts. By Lynn Fuchs, (2007, 2 pp.) RTI Action Network.
  3. Selecting Evidence-Based Tools and Programs for Implementing Response-to-Intervention External link opens in new window or tab.
    Provides an overview of the NCRTI screening, progress monitoring, and instructional tools charts. By Allison Gandhi. Webinar (29 min.), transcript. National Center on Response to Intervention.

The following Web site has multiple pages of interest on this Core Component:

Questions: Phyllis Hallam | phallam@cde.ca.gov | 916-323-4630 
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