Center on Response to Intervention at American Institutes for Research (AIR)


The Center on RTI provides services on a fee for service basis to assist states, districts, and schools to successfully implement and scale-up MTSS/RTI and its components -- screening students, monitoring student progress, providing evidence-based interventions that adjust in intensity depending on a student's responsiveness, and identifying students with learning disabilities. To determine what services may be needed, staff collaboratively problem-solve with the requesting state, district, or school to (a) identify and prioritize the areas of need, and (b) select evidence-based practices that can best meet those needs. We are available to provide assistance on response to intervention (RTI) or multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) to states, districts, and schools in a number of ways:

  • One-time events or activities on MTSS/RTI or related topics
  • Short-term series of activities that facilitate the implementation of MTSS/RTI
  • Sustained, multi-year, comprehensive sets of MTSS/RTI implementation activities

We can help find evidence-based and promising practices for implementing MTSS/RTI frameworks to maximize student achievement and reduce behavior problems. Available services include on-site professional development, coaching and consultation, document review, needs assessment, and evaluation of current MTSS/RTI practices.


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