Tiered Interventions in High Schools: Using Preliminary "Lessons Learned" to Guide Ongoing Discussion

National High School Center, National Center on Response to Intervention, and Center on Instruction
29 May, 2010

Much of our knowledge of the components of RTI and their successful implementation is based on experiences in elementary schools. However, a growing body of substantive research on secondary-level RTI and on tools for implementing RTI in high schools is becoming increasingly available. This resource documents the experiences of eight high schools that have effectively implemented components of RTI, including the challenges they faced, the strategies they used to respond to the challenges, and the resulting successes. The featured schools are located in various regions of the country and serve diverse populations of students,  including both English learners and students qualifying for free and reduced-priced lunch.