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Core Component 5: Research-Based Interventions

Selected Web sites provide research-based intervention programs and tools created to support students achieve college and career readiness as defined by the Common Core State Standards.

Core Component 5: Researched-based Interventions

The first resource section provides Web site collections of multiple interventions and tools screened through research or professional committees. The second section provides Web sites with targeted intervention resources.

Web sites with multiple resources on interventions:

  1. Academic Intervention Tools Chart External link opens in new window or tab.
    Presents the results of the review of mathematics, reading, and language arts intervention research studies by the Center's Technical Review Committee intervention programs. National Center on Intensive Intervention (NCII), American Institutes for Research (AIR), U. S. Department of Education (ED).

  2. Assisting Students Struggling with Mathematics: Response to Intervention (RtI) for Elementary and Middle Schools External link opens in new window or tab.
    Provides multimedia resources and materials screened by an Institute of Education Sciences (IES) expert panel to help educators use RtI for the early detection, prevention, and support of students struggling with mathematics. Elementary Mathematics Specialists & Teacher Leaders Project. What Works Clearinghouse (WWC), Institute of Education Sciences (IES), U.S. Department of Education (ED).

  3. Assisting Students Struggling with Reading: Response to Intervention (RtI) and Multi-Tier Intervention in the Primary Grades External link opens in new window or tab.
    Offers five specific recommendations to help educators identify struggling readers and implement evidence-based strategies to promote their reading achievement. (2009) WWC, IES, ED.

  4. Center for Response to Intervention in Early Childhood External link opens in new window or tab.
    Provides information about current research, components of an RtI for preschool system, and resources, sample interventions, and presentations. University of Kansas.

  5. Center on Instruction External link opens in new window or tab.
    Identifies and provides links for students with difficulties learning mathematics, students needing intensive language arts instruction, or special needs/diverse learners, including English language learners. Resources include Practitioner Guides, professional learning modules, hands-on tools for teachers and leaders, examples from the field, and Common Core State Standards assessments. Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, ED.

  6. Designing and Delivering Intensive Interventions: A Teacher's Toolkit External link opens in new window or tab.
    Provides research-based guidance, resources, and tools that reflect "best practices" for intensifying instruction in reading and mathematics for students with significant learning difficulties (Tier 3) in K-12. Center on Instruction.

  7. Focus on Effectiveness: Research-based Strategies
    Provides reviewed, research-based instructional strategies covering topics such as graphic organizers, cooperative learning, student goal-setting, simulations and games, and higher-order thinking examples. Northwest Regional Education Laboratory.

  8. Implementing Intensive Intervention: Lessons Learned from the Field External link opens in new window or tab.
    Presents findings from an exploratory study of how five high-performing districts defined and implemented intensive interventions. (October 2013, 72 pp.) National Center on Intensive Intervention.

  9. Improving Adolescent Literacy: Effective Classroom and Intervention Practices External link opens in new window or tab.
    Presents strategies that educators can use to help secondary students increase comprehension, improve motivation for and engagement in the learning process, and assist struggling readers who may need intensive and individualized attention. (2008) WWC, IES, ED.

  10. Intervention Central – RTI Resources External link opens in new window or tab.
    Provides teachers, schools, and districts with free resources to help struggling learners attain academic goals and to improve problem behaviors. Private, ad-sponsored Web site by Jim Wright.

  11. Instruction and Intervention: Elementary Resources External link opens in new window or tab.
    Provides links to modules, instructional materials, research papers, videos, and guidelines to support implementing math and reading interventions in elementary school settings. The Meadows Center. University of Texas, Austin.

  12. Instruction and Intervention: Secondary Resources
    Provides links to modules, instructional materials, research papers, videos, and guidelines to support implementing math and reading interventions in secondary school settings. The Meadows Center. University of Texas, Austin.

  13. Mathlanding External link opens in new window or tab.
    Provides strategies and resources in a searchable format for teaching students struggling with mathematics designed with the elementary math specialist/coach/mentor and teacher in mind. Maryland Public Television and Thinkport.

  14. National Center on Intensive Intervention External link opens in new window or tab.
    Provides educators with resources for instructing student with severe and persistent learning or behavioral needs, such as charts of reviewed tools, data-based individualization frameworks, practice guides, and professional learning modules. AIR, ED.

  15. PowerUp What Works External link opens in new window or tab.
    Provides resources to help struggling students meet the Common Core State Standards, such as professional development modules, formative assessment strategies, Universal Design for Learning strategies, and comprehensive guides to technology-enhanced teaching and learning in English Language Arts and Math. AIR, the Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) and the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST).

  16. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Model Programs Guide: Schools External link opens in new window or tab.
    Contains information about evidence-based juvenile justice and youth intervention programs that provides resources for school-based practitioners about what works. U.S. Department of Justice

  17. Response to Intervention Resources for High School
    Provides resources useful in implementing the key components of RtI at the high school level: universal screening, high-quality instruction and intervention, progress monitoring, and the use of data to make instructional decisions. (2010) SEDL

Using Technology to Enhance RtI Implementation http://www.rtinetwork.org/getstarted/implement/using-technology-to-enhance-rti-implementation
Includes tables on technology-based reading interventions and progress monitoring tools. RTI Action Network.

Web sites with targeted resources on interventions:

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