Handbook of Response to Intervention

The Science and Practice of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

  • Shane R. Jimerson
  • Matthew K. Burns
  • Amanda M. VanDerHeyden

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Foundations of Science

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Stanley L. Deno
      Pages 9-28
    3. Scott P. Ardoin, Liliana Wagner, Kathryn E. Bangs
      Pages 29-42
    4. John L. Hosp, Sally Huddle, Jeremy W. Ford, Kiersten Hensley
      Pages 43-58
    5. William P. Erchul, Caryn S. Ward
      Pages 73-86
  3. Foundations of Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Timothy J. Runge, David J. Lillenstein, Joseph F. Kovaleski
      Pages 103-120
    3. Karen C. Stoiber, Maribeth Gettinger
      Pages 121-141
  4. Tier 1– Assessment, Problem Analysis, and Intervention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Nathan H. Clemens, Milena A. Keller-Margulis, Timothy Scholten, Myeongsun Yoon
      Pages 187-213
    3. Barbara R. Foorman, Jeanne Wanzek
      Pages 235-252
    4. Kristen L. McMaster, Douglas Fuchs
      Pages 253-268
  5. Tier 2– Assessment, Problem Analysis, and Intervention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
    2. Benjamin Silberglitt, David Parker, Paul Muyskens
      Pages 271-291
    3. Matthew K. Burns, Kathrin E. Maki, Abbey C. Karich, Matthew Hall, Jennifer J. McComas, Lori Helman
      Pages 293-307
    4. Lynn S. Fuchs, Douglas Fuchs, Amelia S. Malone
      Pages 309-328
    5. Jeanne Wanzek, Stephanie Al Otaiba, Brandy Gatlin
      Pages 329-340
  6. Tier 3– Assessment, Problem Analysis, and Intervention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 341-341
    2. David A. Klingbeil, Tera L. Bradley, Jennifer J. McComas
      Pages 343-360
    3. Robin S. Codding, Ryan Martin
      Pages 375-388
    4. Stephanie Al Otaiba, Jill Allor, Miriam Ortiz, Luana Greulich, Jeanie Wanzek, Joseph Torgesen
      Pages 389-404
  7. Contemporary Implementation Science

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 405-405
    2. Amy L. Reschly, Melissa Coolong-Chaffin
      Pages 441-453
    3. T. Chris Riley-Tillman, Daniel M. Maggin
      Pages 455-470
  8. Contemporary Implementation Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 471-471
    2. Gerald Tindal, Julie Alonzo
      Pages 473-492
    3. Diana Socie, Mike Vanderwood
      Pages 519-537
    4. Barbara S. Mitchell, Allison L. Bruhn, Timothy J. Lewis
      Pages 539-562
    5. Mark R. Shinn, Holly S. Windram, Kerry A. Bollman
      Pages 563-586
    6. Judith J. Carta, Charles R. Greenwood, Howard Goldstein, Scott R. McConnell, Ruth Kaminski, Tracy A. Bradfield et al.
      Pages 587-606
    7. Linda A. Reddy, Christopher M. Dudek, Elisa S. Shernoff
      Pages 607-623
  9. Effective Contemporary Models

About this book


The Second Edition of this essential handbook provides a comprehensive, updated overview of the science that informs best practices for the implementation of response to intervention (RTI) processes within Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) to facilitate the academic success of all students. The volume includes insights from leading scholars and scientist-practitioners to provide a highly usable guide to the essentials of RTI assessment and identification as well as research-based interventions for improving students’ reading, writing, oral, and math skills. New and revised chapters explore crucial issues, define key concepts, identify topics warranting further study, and address real-world questions regarding implementation.

Key topics include:

  • Scientific foundations of RTI
  • Psychometric measurement within RTI
  • RTI and social behavior skills
  • The role of consultation in RTI
  • Monitoring response to supplemental services
  • Using technology to facilitate RTI
  • RTI and transition planning
  • Lessons learned from RTI programs around the country

The Second Edition of the Handbook of Response to Intervention is an essential resource for researchers, graduate students, and professionals/scientist-practitioners in child and school psychology, special and general education, social work and counseling, and educational policy and politics.


Accountability assessment systems and RTI Applied behavior analysis and RTI Data-based decision making and RTI Ecological systems consultation English language learners and RTI Evidence-based practice models and RTI Implementation pitfalls and RTI Learning disabilities and RTI Math and RTI Multi-Tiered Systems of Support Preschool and RTI Prevention strategies and RTI RTI implementation strategies Reading and RTI Response to intervention science and practice Secondary applications of RTI Special education and RTI Teacher preparation and RTI Technology-based assessment and problem analysis

Editors and affiliations

  • Shane R. Jimerson
    • 1
  • Matthew K. Burns
    • 2
  • Amanda M. VanDerHeyden
    • 3
  1. 1.University of California, Santa Barbara Gevirtz Graduate School of EducationSanta BarbaraUSA
  2. 2.University of MissouriColumbiaUSA
  3. 3.Education Research & Consulting, Inc.FAIRHOPEUSA

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