From Response to Intervention to Multi-Tiered Systems of Support: Advances in the Science and Practice of Assessment and Intervention

  • Shane R. JimersonEmail author
  • Matthew K. Burns
  • Amanda M. VanDerHeyden


This chapter provides an introduction and orientation regarding the contemporary context and contents of the second edition of the Handbook of Response to Intervention: The Science and Practice of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (2015). This second edition of the handbook includes many chapters describing the evolved and more rigorous research base for which a need was noted in 2007. In the first two sections, chapters emphasize the foundations of science and practice, emphasizing the basic and applied research that led to response to intervention (RTI). The subsequent sections then address assessment, problem analysis, and intervention for each of the three tiers. The final two sections include chapters that summarize practice as contemporary implementation science to include information from a relatively new branch of professional knowledge, and also provide examples of novel applications and effective practices with chapters regarding contemporary issues and effective contemporary practices. In the authors’ efforts to advance both science and practice and enhance the lives of children, each chapter includes a table that highlights the implications for practice.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shane R. Jimerson
    • 1
    Email author
  • Matthew K. Burns
    • 2
  • Amanda M. VanDerHeyden
    • 3
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaSanta BarbaraUSA
  2. 2.University of MissouriMinneapolisUSA
  3. 3.Education Research & Consulting, Inc.FairhopeUSA

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